Category Archives: Sports Medicine

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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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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Sports cardiology clinic opens in Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Athletic Heart of San Francisco (AHSF) has officially opened its doors as the first dedicated sports cardiology clinic in the Bay Area. Established by sports cardiology specialist Dr. Michel Accad, AHSF was created to meet the unique needs … Continue reading

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Human Body Cannot Be Trained to Maintain a Higher Metabolism

Newswise — BOSTON, MA: New research suggests that high- and normal- protein diets are tied to higher metabolism and 45% more storage of lean tissue, or muscle mass, versus fat when compared to low-protein diets. Further, it shows that this … Continue reading

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Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes-and What We Can Learn from Them

The world of high-performance athletics is changing forever. Not so long ago, you could compete at the top level with hard work and a good coach, but today, it’s impossible to separate the achievements of athletes from the scientists who … Continue reading

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Endurance athletes at risk of swimming-induced pulmonary edema

Endurance athletes taking part in triathlons are at risk of the potentially life-threatening condition of swimming-induced pulmonary oedema. Cardiologists from Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, say the condition, which causes an … Continue reading

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Your athleticism can be measured with new software system

What can you tell from a jump? Quite a bit, according to Sparta Performance Science, the Menlo Park, California, athletics-lab-meets-software-startup that developed the tech. The single best measure of raw performance, it turns out, is how much force an athlete … Continue reading

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College athletes’ lifetime health: a new study

A new study from USC is raising awareness for the first time on how college sports impact the lifetime health and well-being of student-athletes. Published online in the Journal of Athletic Training, the study highlights predictable challenges for former athletes, … Continue reading

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Sideways walking: preferred is slow, slow is optimal, and optimal is expensive

Biol Lett. 2014 Jan 15;10(1):20131006. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.1006. Print 2014 Jan. Handford ML1, Srinivasan M. Author information 1Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University, , Columbus, OH 43210, USA. Abstract When humans wish to move sideways, they almost never walk … 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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Exercise order and rest interval may make no difference to chronic strength increases following 12 weeks of training

New study suggests exercise order and rest interval make no difference to chronic strength increases following 12 weeks of training This news release is available in French. Ottawa, ON — A new study just published in the journal Applied Physiology, … Continue reading

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ECC cycling for patient rehabilitation requires further assessment

Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2014 Jul 29. pii: S1569-9048(14)00169-4. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2014.07.007. [Epub ahead of print] Breathing patterns during eccentric exercise Lechauve JB1, Perrault H2, Aguilaniu B3, Isner-Horobeti ME4, Martin V5, Coudeyre E6, Richard R7. Author information 1 Department of Sport Medicine … Continue reading

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Effect of treadmill versus overground running on the structure of variability of stride timing

Percept Mot Skills. 2014 Apr;118(2):331-46. Effect of treadmill versus overground running on the structure of variability of stride timing. Lindsay TR, Noakes TD, McGregor SJ. Abstract Gait timing dynamics of treadmill and overground running were compared. Nine trained runners ran … Continue reading

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