Sports Science

Strength Training Helps At Any Age: Even For 90-year-olds

After 12 weeks of strength training, people over the age of 90 improved not only their strength, power and muscle mass, but also showed  an improvement in their balance, their walking speed and developed a greater capacity to get out of their chairs, acco ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 27 2013 - 10:19am

Triathletes Are Tougher Than You- But Why?

Triathletes participate in a grueling endurance sport- in the Olympic version, it means swimming about 1 mile, bicycling 40 miles and then running 6.2 miles. Those in the Ironman version get even more extreme, a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike race and then ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 7 2013 - 11:38am

Soccer Players Suffer More Injuries After A Penalty- Or A Score

In soccer, football in the rest of the world, a team is most vulnerable right after they score. That is why goals often come in pairs.  But there is also a more dangerous statistic relating to scoring. Players are at a greater risk of injury five minutes ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 9 2013 - 10:29am

Performance Trends: Women Outnumber Men In Long-Distance Racing

An analysis of the nation's largest 10-kilometer road running races show that women are in the majority. Researchers analyzed data from more than 400,000 runners who participated in 10 of the largest 10K (6.2 mile) races in the U.S. from as early as ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 28 2013 - 5:30am

Wood Versus Composite Baseball Bats At Young Ages

The argument for using different bats in high school and the major leagues is primarily cost: wooden bats break when a fastball is hit too low on the bat.  But aside from skewing results for players- balls that would go nowhere due to a broken bat can be ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 6 2013 - 11:45am

Caxirola: The Vuvuzela Of The 2014 World Cup?

Can you control noisemaking chaos? Brazilian planners hope so. They'd rather not have the ear-splitting vuvuzela which took over the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Tens of thousands of those instruments blaring in packed stadiums became a major anno ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 27 2013 - 6:18pm

Highlights From A Chess Tournament

The XVIth international chess tournament "Citta' di Padova" ended last Sunday with the victory of GM Kiril Georgiev, who got 7 points out of 9 games. The tournament saw the participation of 63 players from 13 countries, with a total of 11 gr ...

Blog Post - Tommaso Dorigo - Jan 8 2014 - 4:57pm

In Athlete's, Triumphant Victory Gestures Are A Biological Need

Everyone has seen what athletes do after a victory- footballers may take their shirts off and slide on their knees, baseball hitters may pump their fists.  That instinctive reaction that occurs is a biological imperative to display dominance over opponent ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 10 2014 - 2:37pm

Sports Doping Culture: People Who Advocate One Kind, Advocate Many

Doping advocates are just as likely to do the brain kind if they do the body kind, according to survey results of about 3,000 hobby triathletes at sporting events in Frankfurt, Regensburg, and Wiesbaden. The work by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JG ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 13 2014 - 12:26pm

Fantasy Sports: Luck Is More Important Than You Think

Managers of fantasy sports teams- where people draft rosters filled with players of their own choosing- spend countless hours and sometimes thousands of dollars on analysis to develop a sophisticated method of getting the best roster. And sometimes, just ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 15 2014 - 12:27pm