Sports Science

Female Triathletes At Risk For Pelvic Floor Disorders, Other Complications

Female triathletes are at risk for pelvic floor disorders, decreased energy, menstrual irregularities and abnormal bone density, according to researchers at Loyola University Health System (LUHS). These data were presented at the American Urogynecologic S ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 24 2014 - 5:35pm

Scalp Tickets If You Want A Better Return

Concert promoters and sports teams have long insisted that scalping- private ticket sales outside a venue- hurts their revenue and forces fans to pay exorbitant prices for tickets. Not so, according to a new analysis which concludes that resale markets ca ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 25 2014 - 5:45pm

NFL Players: Here Is The Best Time To Sign A Contract

In the NFL. there is a salary cap and while money in contracts can be guaranteed, the contract itself is not. For people outside the US this makes no sense but basically every contract has a bonus, which is guaranteed, and then an annual salary, which is n ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 29 2014 - 6:00am

Endurance Runners: In Warm Regions, Heat Stroke 10X More Likely To Kill You Than Heart Attacks

Since emerging from the primordial ooze, organic life has been doing unnatural things in defiance of nature. Nothing is as unnatural as endurance running but sentient beings like to push boundaries. Endurance running is impressive, but it is risky. There ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 28 2014 - 4:34pm

Sports: The History Of When A Female Is A Female

Was Spanish hurdler María José Martínez-Patiño a male or female athlete? If science can't answer such a basic biological question as that, how can it determine if Lance Armstrong took performance-enhancing drugs? Yet the answer is sometimes cloudy.  ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 4 2014 - 9:24am

PreEx Training Better? Your Exercise Routine Doesn't Need To Be That Complicated

A new study investigated the value of the Pre-Exhaustion (PreEx) training method and found that that the various arrangements of different exercise protocols is of less relevance than simply performing resistance training exercises with a high intensity o ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 5 2014 - 9:30am

Do Men And Women Ride Horses Differently? Are Women More Sensitive To Them?

Do women and men ride differently? If so, would a horse know in a blind human rider test? For centuries, horses were a tool of wealthy elites during war and so riding was largely restricted to males. By contrast, today nearly 80 percent of riders are women ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 8 2014 - 10:40am

Key To Speed? Elite Sprinters Maximize Force To Ground

The world's fastest sprinters have unique gait features that account for some of their ability to achieve fast speeds, according to two new studies which indicate that the secret to elite sprinting speeds lies in the distinct limb dynamics sprinters u ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 26 2014 - 10:45am

The Sport Science Regime That Helped Boxer Kell Brook Become A World Champion

Kell Brook and two of the Sheffield Hallam University team. Credit: Sheffield Hallam University. By Alan Ruddock, Sheffield Hallam University Amid all the flashing lights, it was a moment of sheer exhilaration when the winner was finally announced: “By a ...

Article - The Conversation - Sep 1 2014 - 10:30am

Concussion: The 'Hidden Injury' In Sports

In 2010, McGill Redmen receiver Charles-Antoine Sinotte suffered a concussion during his last home game. "It was like nothing I had experienced before," recalls Sinotte. "I felt like I was out of my body." Although he received medical ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 15 2014 - 5:30pm