Joshua Wortman

Joshua Wortman

 

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You know you get a boost from caffeine, but are taurine and B-vitamins in your energy drink doing anything at all? Scientists tested Redbull to determine if those other ingredients help.
Basketball coaches are always looking for ways to improve explosive strength, but what if those coaches work with adolescents? Are there safe strength programs for boys already active in basketball?
The NFL's 225 pound bench press test is notorious and challenging. Researchers now believe, using an equation, that it is also an accurate predictor of bench press 1RM. Try it out yourself and see.
If you're a rower and you want to get stronger, without getting bigger, how do you that? Is the practice of resisted on-water rowing the best, or should you be hitting the weight room?
You've seen serious lifters wrap their knees before a back squat. What do these knee wraps actually do? Science takes a look and shows exactly how knee wraps help, or harm.
New research tests the recovery and performance of athletes wearing compression gear versus those not wearing gear. Does compression gear make a difference? Science says yes.
A new study looks at the effect of long-term oral contraceptive use on endurance performance in active women. Is the pill interfering with your oxygen uptake ability? Well, yes, science says it is.
Does it matter what temperature your water is during a workout? Is there an advantage to drinking cold versus room temperature water? Science takes a look and the answer is not so simple.
Nobody wants to choke during a big game when performance is everything. What if squeezing a small ball in your right hand could eliminate that possibility? New research shows it might be that simple.
Researchers put a "bodyweight support system" to the test on competitive soccer players. It makes them lighter, but did it help performance? Did it decrease likelihood of injury?
A program known as "Yoga for Healthy Backs" is saving people and health services a lot of money in the UK. Treatment of chronic back pain with yoga results in lower costs and fewer sick days.
How often should you stretch? Is every day really making a difference? Or could you gain as much mobility with less time dedicated to stretching. Science tells you what the research says.