Category Archives: Elite Athletes

Elite College Athletes Should Be Paid: Economists

Newswise — The NCAA recently voted to allow schools to begin compensating its student-athletes for their entire cost of attendance, but economists from Vanderbilt University and the University of Chicago say it’s not nearly enough. In “The Case for Paying … Continue reading

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Cerebral oxygenation in elite Kenyan athletes is a key to their success: study

The Journal of Applied Physiology has published an article by Jordan Santos-Concejero of the Faculty of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences of the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU), and entitled `Maintained cerebral oxygenation during maximal self-paced exercise in elite … Continue reading

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The Science of Fitness

Elsevier announced the publication of The Science of Fitness: Power, Performance, and Endurance, co-authored by Greg LeMond, a three-time winner of the Tour de France, and Mark Hom, MD, a Johns Hopkins University trained biologist. Athletes seeking optimal results are … Continue reading

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Symmetrical knees linked to Jamaican sprinting prowess

Why is Jamaica, with a population smaller than that of Los Angeles, home to so many of the world’s elite sprinters - runners who compete in the 100, 200, 400 and 800-meter races? Robert Trivers, an evolutionary biologist and professor … Continue reading

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How elite sprinters are unlike other athletes

New research finds that world-class sprinters attack the ground to maximize impact forces and speed The world’s fastest sprinters have unique gait features that account for their ability to achieve fast speeds, according to two new studies from Southern Methodist … Continue reading

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Omija fruit extract may enhance endurance and energy metabolism

J Med Food. 2014 Jan;17(1):28-35. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2013.3071. Omija Fruit Extract Improves Endurance and Energy Metabolism by Upregulating PGC-1α Expression in the Skeletal Muscle of Exercised Rats. Kim YJ, Yoo SR, Chae CK, Jung UJ, Choi MS. Author information 1 Department … Continue reading

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Why athletes should avoid taking any medications containing PSE during competition

Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2014 Jan 17. [Epub ahead of print] Hydration and Urinary Pseudoephedrine Levels After a Simulated Team Game. Jolley D, Dawson B, Maloney SK, White J, Goodman C, Peeling P. Author information School of Sport … Continue reading

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The genetic basis for elite running performance

Br J Sports Med. 2013 Jun;47(9):545-9. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-092408. The genetic basis for elite running performance. Tucker R, Santos-Concejero J, Collins M. UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of … Continue reading

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Performance-enhancing drug use more prevalent than Type 1 diabetes or HIV infection

Chevy Chase, MD— A new Scientific Statement issued today by The Endocrine Society represents a comprehensive evaluation of available information on the prevalence and medical consequences of the use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). The statement highlights the clinical pharmacology, adverse … Continue reading

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Predicting Winter Olympics leaders: a medal model

Sochi on the Black Sea coast in Russia will host the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games in 2014 which country will win what number of medals is open to debate. A study published in the International Journal of Economic Policy … Continue reading

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Water immersion recovery for athletes

Sports Med. 2013 Jun 7. [Epub ahead of print]; Water Immersion Recovery for Athletes: Effect on Exercise Performance and Practical Recommendations; Versey NG, Halson SL, Dawson BT Source Performance Recovery, Australian Institute of Sport, PO Box 176, Belconnen, Canberra, ACT, … Continue reading

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