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New research in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research examined the effect of caffeine ingestion on sports performance in athletes. Researchers assessed the effects of caffeine on a bench press one rep max (1RM), as well as ...
  The ergogenic effects of caffeine have been examined many times in recent years. New research in a full literature review confirms further that caffeine intake does enhance human performance. Research in The Journal of Strength and Conditioni ...
New research in the Institute of Training Science and Sport Informatics, examined the effects of popular graduated compression stockings on running performance in male and female competitive runners. Athletes were tested wearing different g ...
Recent research examined the influence of sport specific training on bone mass and relative strength in short and long distance runners. Scientists studied 154 senior master athletes, including 45 short and 109 long distance runners between the ages of 35 ...
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  Patellar tendonitis (PT) also known as "jumper's knee" is a recurrent cause of chronic pain in the knees of athletes. PT is a commonly an overuse injury which occurs after repeated stress on the patellar tendon. This stress can cause ...
Balance ability is a fundamental aspect for a number of sports that require kicking, running, changes of direction, and jumping. These sports can include football, soccer, gymnastics, basketball, martial arts and many more. In a recent issue of Sports Med ...
The Body Mass Index (BMI) has been used to assess body fat for many years. The BMI is measurement calculated using weight and height. This measurement indicates four different weight ranges: underweight, normal, overweight, and obese. The BMI ha ...
10 Steps to Rest and Recovery   1. Take extra rest days even when you feel great and think you don’t need them. Try taking off at least 5-7 days of training if you are feeling the effects of overtraining. Communicate with your coach, training p ...
  Looking for a great all around shoe for cross training? If you have tried Inov8, DC, Nike Free, or Vibrams with little success, give these low-profile, ultra-lightweight trail racers a go. These shoes were specifically designed for trail running b ...
    The Manduka Black Mat Pro is simply the best yoga mat we have tested. The Manduka mat is designed to endure hours of yoga practice. Many yoga teachers and professionals swear by the quality and durability of the Manduka Mat Pro. We te ...
Incorporating yoga in to your current athletic programming is an excellent performance and mobility enhancer. The practice of yoga has evolved over thousands of years. Yoga utilizes postures or asanas designed to work through the entire body leading to me ...
Diaphragmatic breathing is a breathing technique used to reduce stress and relax the mind in yoga and meditation practices. Diaphragmatic breathing practice is simply breathing deeply into the lungs by flexing the diaphragm back and forth.     ...
  Recent research compared agility, body composition, power, and strength of NCAA Division-I (D-I) and Division-III (D-III) female athletes. The female subjects assessed included field hockey, softball, and volleyball athletes. Researchers tested an ...
Supplements for improving athletic performance and recovery for are a hot topics for research today.  Branch Chain Amino Acid (BCAA) supplements are widely touted by fitness enthusiasts to improve training, performance, decreasing muscle soreness, an ...
A study examined the impact of perceptions of support from coaches and an athlete's positive or negative self talk. Self-talk is described as, “what an individual says mentally to himself or herself, often to instill a positive attitude bef ...
Snowboarding has become an exceedingly popular sport in the last 20 years. For many snowboarders, training in the off season and working out in a gym isn't a common practice.   With the popularity of elite snowboarding and the Winter Olympics, to ...
Substantial research is now being conducted to examine the health and medical benefits of practicing yoga, deep breathing, and meditation. A new study published in the Indian Journal of Science and Technology assessed the effects of a yoga program on ...