Joshua Wortman

Joshua Wortman

 

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We all know we are more susceptible to getting sick when we travel, but science took a hard look at how crossing time zones has an incremental effect on the health of elite athletes.
How many kids do you know who like to jog? What's the best way for a kid to lose weight? Science looks at endurance versus interval training in regards to obese children improving their health.
Does breathing through an industrial strength kazoo make your lungs stronger and your performance better? Science takes a look at respiratory muscle training and whether or not it actually works.
No joke. Researchers followed rugby players, of all people, and took a look at the effect of post-workout alcohol consumption on their strength, power, and recovery abilities.
A recent study compared the effect of sand and grass training surfaces during conditioning sessions in soccer athletes. Results suggest sand training can result in a greater physiological response.
While efficiency and metabolic power may be the most important things in endurance, science shows running mechanics are the most critical thing for sprinting athletes - whether cyclists or runners.
New research shows that muscle strength and rate of force development were lower in athletes after sessions of static stretching. Static stretching might not be so good before your workout.
A recent study revealed that asthma is the most chronic condition among Olympic athletes, with around 8% of the athletes suffering from the condition - and outperforming non-asthma sufferers.
A recent study suggests water with high concentrations of calcium and bicarbonate can improve hydration and improve pH balance in athletes after short term anaerobic exercise.
Of the 2,462 athletes listed in the sudden death registry at the Minneapolis Heart Institute, 23 were sudden cardiac deaths in young African American athletes, correlated with sickle cell trait.
The anticipation is over as the London 2012 Olympics will officially begin tonight with the opening ceremony. Check in every day at 4pm from now through 8/12 for your Olympic Games recap!
New research shows the benefit of supplementing your strength training with both creatine and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).