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Mississippi State’s Athlete Engineering Summit Highlights Future of Human Performance

The future of human performance was on display during Mississippi State University’s inaugural Athlete Engineering Summit. The two-day event held at East Mississippi Community College’s Communiversity featured shared expertise from industry, military, and sports perspectives,... more »

Study: Competitiveness, Characteristics Predict Athlete’s Level of Sports Specialization

Sport specialization has been associated with increased injury and negative psychosocial effects on young athletes. With the continuing trend toward this route, studies have begun to examine what motivates this decision. According to published results... more »

University of Leeds Study Heart Health in Endurance Athletes

The University of Leeds project will see the men, all aged over 50, fitted with a small monitor under the skin on their chest to record their heartbeat. Below is an excerpt from a BBC... more »

Protecting the Young Elbow, Part I

Elbow injuries in young baseball pitchers continue to rise and reduce participation. Second to the shoulder, the elbow is a vulnerable area and prone to injury in the young throwing arm. Unfortunately, many young pitchers... more »

Warming Up to Therapy Options Other than Ice

In a 2011 study, people who iced a torn calf muscle felt just as much leg pain later as those who left their sore leg alone, and they were unable to return to work or... more »

Fuel Timing to Optimize Performance

Meal and nutrient timing can be key components of an athlete’s performance and recovery. When it comes to athletic performance, oftentimes the minor details lead to major payoffs. In the context of an athlete’s day,... more »

7 Stages of Long-Term Athletic Development

The Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model describes what children, youth, and adults need to be doing at the right time to develop in sport or activity. According to Istvan Balyi, Richard Way, and Colin Higgs,... more »

Study Suggests Concussions Worsen if Fighters Cut Weight Before Match

Fighters who rapidly cut weight before bouts are at a higher risk of suffering concussions or being misdiagnosed with head trauma, researchers have revealed for the first time. More than 60 percent of athletes in... more »

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