Sports Science

Strength Training Is Safe And Benefits Older Women With Low Bone Mass

Exercise of all kinds is known to be beneficial to bone health but there is reluctance to use high intensity programs in older women with low bone mass because of concerns about increased risk of fracture or other injury.  Yet high intensity doesn't n ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 4 2017 - 8:34am

Helmet Use In Baseball And Softball: Is Compliance Up?

Traumatic brain injuries in baseball and softball are down, but they were not really all that high to begin with, and that may be why there is poor compliance overall with helmet use and return-to-play guidelines following concerns about a concussion. ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 30 2017 - 5:30pm

Will Position-Specific Football Helmets Reduce NFL Concussions?

By Chris Gorski, Inside Science-- Hard-shelled football helmets first emerged nearly 80 years ago to protect against catastrophic head injuries like skull fractures and brain hemorrhages, and they have evolved over the decades to offer better protection. ...

Article - Inside Science - Nov 17 2017 - 3:06pm

'No Pain, No Gain' Culture In Sports: Time To Stop Glorifying Sacrifice?

Two things struck me while watching Andy Murray’s press conference from the Australian Open, in which he announced his intention to retire. He spoke about the pain he had lived with “over the past 20 months or so”, and how he had planned to continue until ...

Article - The Conversation - Jan 14 2019 - 1:29pm