Sports Science

Youth Baseball: Take The Bat, Leave The Candy At Home

Nothing is more antithetical to baseball culture than apple slices and kale chips- fans want crackerjack and beer and hot dogs. For events, that's okay, but it is also a recurring part of youth sports, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 24 2014 - 12:25pm

Storing Doping Samples For 10 Years Will Stop Sports Cheats

It's believed that cheats are always a step ahead of testing. But if blood samples were stored longer- 10 years- the 'biological' profiles of athletes would be around long enough for testing to catch up. And much wider use should be made of ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2014 - 2:30am

Soy-Dairy Protein Blend Increases Muscle Mass

A new study finds benefits to consuming a blend of soy and dairy proteins after resistance exercise for building muscle mass. The researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch found that using a protein blend of soy, casein and whey post-workout ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2014 - 11:54am

Potentially Unnecessary Radiation From CT Scans After Suspected Sports-Related Injury

Utah youth with suspected sports-related head injuries visit emergency rooms far more often since the state's concussion law passed in 2011, and with that boost in defensive medicine came a rise in head CT scans-- leading to potentially unnecessary r ...

Article - News Staff - May 5 2014 - 10:31am

Why Do Some Athletes 'Choke'?

A new study finds that anxiety about a competitive situation makes even the most physically active of us more likely to slip-up. ...

Article - News Staff - May 8 2014 - 8:17am

Start Endurance Training Now- But It's Never Too Late

A study of healthy senior men has found that endurance exercise confers benefits on the heart irrespective of the age at which they began training. The report by David Matelot, from the Inserm 1099 unit in Rennes at the EuroPRevent congress 2014 in Amster ...

Article - News Staff - May 9 2014 - 6:26pm

Like With Golf, Older People In Marathons Outperform Younger Ones

In most sports, youth helps. The adage was that if an older person can do it better than a younger person, it isn't a sport. But the lines of performance are lot more blurry today and youth is not a barometer. Lots of high school students can jump ri ...

Article - News Staff - May 28 2014 - 10:37am

Personalizing Fitness: Interval Training Benefits Men More Than Women

When it comes to sprint interval training, men have won the battle of the sexes, according to new research in The FASEB Journal. A new study found that men create more new proteins as a result of sprint interval training than women do- but there is good n ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 30 2015 - 9:53am

World Cup Final- Based On Players Values, The Teams Will Be...

Does money buy championships? That is the prevailing theory. While it is common for a team like Chelsea, which got purchased buy a Russian billionaire who kept buying new teams until they won, to achieve success, a Swansea is less likely. Assuming scouts a ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 7 2014 - 9:28am

Messi, Meet Magnus: Why A Soccer Ball Swerves

The smoothness of a ball’s surface is a critical factor in how a ball swerves, according to a new study. And if you know soccer (football) you know every year the ball in the World Cup is different- and invariably the source of complaints. The World Cup 20 ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 16 2014 - 2:16pm