Sports Science

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

As Sports Fans, Let’s Look at Performance-Enhancing Drugs

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, recently published  a review  discussing drug abuse in athletes. Drug abuse occurs in almost all sports and at most levels of teen and adult com ...

Blog Post - Richard Taite - Sep 16 2014 - 8:16pm

The Upcoming Revised NFL Drug Use Policy

The NFL is putting the final touches on a new drug policy.This new policy, which is the first major update since the last policy in 2010, is between the NFL Players Association and the NFL. The significant changes are with regard to HGH (Human Growth Hormo ...

Blog Post - Richard Taite - Sep 24 2014 - 8:53am

Most College Athletes Return To Play After ACL Surgery

A new study by researchers found that the majority of players were able to return to play after having knee surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. But age matters. athletes who had ACL surgery when they were in high school or younge ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 24 2014 - 9:07am

Uncharted Passion, Disrupted Hormones And Weird Superstitions – The Life Of A Football Fan

Australian Football League. Credit: Deirdre/Flickr By Steve Ellen, Monash University It’s Grand Final season – it might seem that nothing else matters about now. Writing about the psychology of football is like writing about the psychology of love. A fool ...

Article - The Conversation - Sep 24 2014 - 9:20pm