Applying science to improve sporting performance
Faster, further, longer, stronger – the sporting edge. Sports science helps athletes gain the advantage by combining scientific principles and techniques with knowledge about muscles, tendons and bones.
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The difference between fast and slow twitch muscle fibres could help explain the differences in sporting abilities across some ethnic groups.
The three major factors that affect how well your muscles perform are strength, power and endurance. All three are needed to get the sporting edge.
Meet seven muscles of the human body, and find out where they are and what they do.
Researchers John Cronin, Greg Owen and Nicholas Gill have reviewed results that different groups of scientists have found when they have been investigating the effects of whole body vibration...