Katherine Derbyshire

Katherine Derbyshire

 

 

 

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What is the best balance between technical training and conditioning? To what extent do judo-specific exercises also develop fitness? What rest and recovery requirements does judo training impose?
Surprising research shows longer races might be safer and less damaging to athletes.
I’m currently preparing for my third-degree black belt in aikido. A lot of people might not know what aikido is or what makes it different. This article is an attempt to answer that question.
Being big is not necessarily unhealthy. But studies of retired NFL linemen have found they are 52% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than comparable members of the general public.
How does participation in college athletics affect body composition in women? A recent study compared body composition in collegiate female athletes across five different sports.
Ann Maria De Mars is a world-class judo champion, but she prefers to talk about her middle school students. Hear what both De Mars and her Olympic gold medal winning student Kayla say about judo.
Why are female athletes so much more likely to suffer an ACL injury? Is it related to hormones, and if so what is this relationship? Researchers examined 13 studies for an answer.
Scientists took a close look at how body movement changed due to fatigue from resistance training. This gives coaches new information on how to effectively coach and program for their athletes.
Developing jumping power is vital for many athletes, but is the push jerk a good way to do it? Science takes a look at the actual mechanics involved and says, maybe not.
Rate of perceived exertion is often used in running training. Example: Run at a pace you determine to be "moderate" or 5 on a 10-point scale. Is RPE useful in strength training? Science investigates.
Motivation is a key contributor to success for both individual athletes and teams. Motivated athletes are critical to any coach’s success. But what is it and where does it come from?
New research looks at the relationship between blood sugar levels and resistance exercise following a meal. Can lifting weights help diabetics with their blood sugar management? Science says yes.