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Sports Science

Sports science is continuing to be advanced through the development of new technologies and understanding on the data and analytics produced from existing performance technologies. The advancements are enabling athletes to truly push the limits of human performance in all sports. 

21
Aug

Electronic pill that protects against heat exhaustion

Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/athletics/2019/08/20/exclusive-electronic-pill-protects-against-heat-exhaustion-trialled/ The world Athletics Championships in Doha next month will be the first time that athletes are given an electronic pill, designed to combat heat exhaustion. The capsule tracks body temperate and was developed to combat fears over the effects of extreme heat in endurance events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Competitors will be...
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21
Aug

Study on childhood head injuries finds that recreational sport is more dangerous than contact sport

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190820101527.htm   An Australian and New Zealand study examining childhood head injuries has found that children who do recreational sports like horse riding, skate boarding and bike riding are more likely to suffer serious head injuries  than children who play contact sport like AFL or rugby. The research was conducted by Murdoch Children’s Research...
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05
Jul

The Gender Gap in Sports Science

Source: https://www.cyclingweekly.com/fitness/sports-science-tell-us-half-story-420672   There is no contention that there is a gender gap in sports. Womens’ sports receive less investment, income, screen-time and media coverage than its male counterpart. A new report has shown that the gender gap also extends to sports science research – the failure to consider the physical and physiological differences of...
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05
Jul

Sparta Science: Using AI to predict injuries

Source: https://frntofficesport.com/sparta-science-injuries/   Sparta Science is on the frontier of smarter and better tech for injury prevention. The company leverages their 10 years of data and injury insights to help athletes predict and prevent injury, and improve overall athlete health. Using an AI and machine-learning software called Sparta Scan, 3,000 data points are documented and...
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03
Jul

NBA’s Hawks partner with Orreco for blood-testing elite athletes

Source: https://www.sporttechie.com/orreco-nba-atlanta-hawks-dallas-mavericks-new-york-knicks/ Irish sports performance company Orreco, has signed a multiyear agreement to work with the Atlanta Hawks in blood-testing its elite athletes. Orreco uses blood biomarkers and machine learning algorithms to customize athlete training regimens, including diets and workloads. The Hawks are reportedly the fourth NBA team to work with Orreco, joining the Dallas...
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02
Jul

Methodological Flaws in Sports Science

Source: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/sports-science-is-finally-talking-about-its-methodology-problems/ Christie Aschewanden recently wrote about the methodological problems with sports science, from small sample sizes and journal systems biases towards publishing studies showing success in improved performance (as opposed to those that found no effect). As Aschewanden writes, recent discussion has shed light on these issues that have long been kept silent. An...
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26
Oct

Part 2: Dr. Craig Duncan on Preparing Footballers for International Duty

Image Credit: Football Federation Australia   In part one, Dr Craig Duncan talked about preparing Australia’s footballers for international duty and the relationships between performance scientists and coaches. In this part he delves into Australia’s physiological performance at the 2018 World Cup, and with an eye on the 2019 World Cup he discusses the women’s national team.   By Clint […]
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22
Oct

Part 1: Dr. Craig Duncan on Preparing Footballers for International Duty

Image Credit: Football Federation Australia   By Clint Vojdinoski, Editor at Bullpen Media Beginning with a 2-1 victory over Kyrgyzstan in Bishkek on June 16th 2015 and ending with a 2-0 defeat to Peru in Sochi on June 26th 2018, Australia’s World Cup journey was demanding, draining and arduous. Travelling more than 250,000 kilometres just to qualify for the World Cup finals […]
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25
Jul

In Conversation with Box Altitude Founder Rico Rogers

By Clint Vojdinoski, Editor at Bullpen Media A former professional cyclist, Box Altitude founder Rico Rogers has brought his athletic experience and studies into designing and developing altitude training products to help improve performance in elite sports, yet going beyond athletic performance Rogers believes that altitude training and sleeping can improve anyone’s quality of life. His company has […]
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