Sports

Do elite sports promote doping?

Do elite sports promote doping?

The pursuit by elite sports of media — and the public’s — attention generates hardcore competition that even highly trained bodies can barely handle....
Effective recovery in competitive sports

Effective recovery in competitive sports

What does an Olympic athlete do after the competition? He runs another round to warm down, goes to the sauna or has a massage....
How to make a faster ski

How to make a faster ski: suggestions from scientists

Ski season is coming, and serious skiers are already searching for ways to shave split-seconds off their race times. Now scientists may have a new...
Best possible recovery measures

Best possible recovery measures after sport training and competitive sports

In a joint project, Bochum-based researchers studied the best possible regeneration measures for athletes after sport training and competition phases. Using blood tests, questionnaires and...
Hollywood motion capture technology

Hollywood motion capture technology can improve athletes’ performance

The same technology used by the entertainment industry to animate characters such as Gollum in The Lord of The Rings films, will be used...
Exercise performed 4 hours after learning can boost memory

Exercise performed 4 hours after learning can boost memory, says research

A new study suggests an intriguing strategy to boost memory for what you've just learned: hit the gym four hours later. The findings reported in...
long time sitting

Regular exercisers still face health risks from long time sitting

People who meet recommended weekly physical activity guidelines are still at risk of developing chronic disease if they spend too much non-exercising time sitting,...
muscle size

Larger muscle size does not mean stronger muscle

According to a recent scientific review, an increase in muscle size with exercise may not be directly related to an increase in muscle strength. Investigators...
Marathon Chemistry the Science of Distance Running

Marathon chemistry: The science of distance running

Marathons are tough. Athletes push their bodies for miles and deal with cramping, dehydration and every runner's worst fear: that extreme form of fatigue called...
How much protein should we eat after exercise

A new study challenges recommendation that men with more muscle need more protein

In a recent study, researchers find that individuals with more muscle mass do not need more protein after resistance exercise. This means sports nutrition...