Sports Science

You Can't Exercise Through A Bad Diet

It's time to bust the myth that anyone, and that includes athletes, can outrun a bad diet, say experts in an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Excess carbohydrates, not physical inactivity, are behind the surge in obesity. Regular ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2015 - 11:30am

Performance Enhancing Drugs Don't Improve Performance- And Haven't Since 1886

Perhaps Lance Armstrong needs to get his Tour de France victories back- a new study shows that winning all of those may not have been because of performance-enhancing drugs, it may have been spite of them, which would make his successes all that more amaz ...

Article - News Staff - May 4 2015 - 11:08am

Are Small Amounts Of Moderate Exercise Better For Health?

A growing body of advice suggests doing small amounts of moderate exercise can make a significant difference to your health. ...

Article - The Conversation - May 11 2015 - 1:17pm

How Science Can Improve Your Putts

By Peter Gwynne, Inside Science – "Drive for show and putt for dough." In the world of professional golf, this catchphrase means that a perfect drive down the middle of the fairway has little value if the golfer can't complete the hole by s ...

Article - Peter Gwynne - Jun 8 2015 - 10:30am

Low Oxygen: Concerns About Amateur Athlete Hypoxic Training

Physical performance after periods of hypoxic training- in low-oxygen conditions- is a new fad but remains controversial scientifically. ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 27 2015 - 8:35am

Had Spinal Fusion? There Is Good News For Your Golf Handicap

If you suffer from chronic low back pain and need spinal fusion surgery, there is good news for your golf game. A new study shows an overwhelming majority of spinal fusion patients returned to play golf as well, if not better, than before surgery. During s ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 29 2015 - 5:04pm

What Is The Tour De France's Toughest Stage? Science Knows The Answer

The Tour de France has been rolling for more than a week now and has finally made it to France in a brutal few days that has seen 220 kilometer stages, major crashes, cobbles, steep ramps and broken bones for two race leaders. But perhaps the biggest chal ...

Article - The Conversation - Jul 12 2015 - 3:00am

Tommy John Surgeries Increasing For Youth Athletes

Surgeries related to overuse elbow injuries, i.e. Tommy John Surgery, are more common among youth athletes than previously believed, according to research presented last week at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Me ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 20 2015 - 9:30am

Surgeries In High School May Result In More Injuries During College Play

Athletes who've had lower extremity surgeries before going on to play in college, might be at a higher risk for another surgery independent of gender and sport, say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sport ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 16 2015 - 11:00am

Female Athletes Bullied In School

New research has found talented adolescent female athletes are bullied for their successes by their school peers. The research also revealed that being bullied at school about their sports achievements left young female athletes with lasting psychological ...

Article - The Conversation - Jul 21 2015 - 9:00am