- Sports Data Relief: Disney Research Automates Analysis Of Field Hockey Team Behaviors
Hockey moves fast. As efforts to track the puck visually showed, it can be dizzying to keep track of things in a small field of view like a television. Analyzing games and plays means manual work, for that reason. But Disney Research, located in Pittsbur ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 29 2013 - 11:42am
- Bigger Will Be Better: Constructal-Law Theory In Sports Success
Max Scherzer, a 6-foot, 3-inch tall pitcher leads Major League Baseball in wins. He hasn't lost a game for the Detroit Tigers this season. He is example of Constructal-law Theory, said Duke University engineer Adrian Bejan. Constructal-law Theory pre ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 8 2013 - 4:44pm
- Rethinking How Muscle Growth In Weightlifting Happens
The basics of how a muscle generates power are this: Filaments of myosin tugging on filaments of actin shorten, or contract, the muscle. Since the 1950s physiologists have had a formula – the length-tension curve – that accurately describes the force a mu ...
Article - News Staff - May 24 2019 - 1:08pm
- Ulnar Collateral Ligament Surgery Doesn't Hurt Baseball Player Careers
Baseball players who have undergone ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) surgery have able to return to the same or higher level of competition for an extended period of time, according to results presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medici ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 14 2013 - 1:31pm
- In Athletes, Low-Fat Foods Are Still The Way To Maintain Muscle Mass
What's the diet for a high performance athlete? Despite the cultural pendulum of fad diets swinging back toward fat, high fiber, low-fat foods balanced with a training regimen remains the best way to maintain muscle while burning fat. ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 23 2013 - 4:30pm
- Knockout Mouse Lacking Antioxidant Protein Grows Larger, Weaker Muscle Cells
Researchers studying how oxidative stress in cells impacts sarcopenia, a loss of muscle mass and strength that occurs in all humans as they age, found that mice lacking a protective antioxidant protein did not have reduced size or number of muscles cells ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 19 2013 - 8:58am
- Strength Training Helps At Any Age: Even For 90-year-olds
After 12 weeks of strength training, people over the age of 90 improved not only their strength, power and muscle mass, but also showed an improvement in their balance, their walking speed and developed a greater capacity to get out of their chairs, acco ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 27 2013 - 10:19am
- Triathletes Are Tougher Than You- But Why?
Triathletes participate in a grueling endurance sport- in the Olympic version, it means swimming about 1 mile, bicycling 40 miles and then running 6.2 miles. Those in the Ironman version get even more extreme, a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike race and then ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 7 2013 - 11:38am
- Soccer Players Suffer More Injuries After A Penalty- Or A Score
In soccer, football in the rest of the world, a team is most vulnerable right after they score. That is why goals often come in pairs. But there is also a more dangerous statistic relating to scoring. Players are at a greater risk of injury five minutes ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 9 2013 - 10:29am
- Performance Trends: Women Outnumber Men In Long-Distance Racing
An analysis of the nation's largest 10-kilometer road running races show that women are in the majority. Researchers analyzed data from more than 400,000 runners who participated in 10 of the largest 10K (6.2 mile) races in the U.S. from as early as ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 28 2013 - 5:30am