Virtual reality for sports training is becoming an option for many athletes. While it’s not for everyone, it does have potential to help support the development of technique and even help minimise some injury risks.
It’s an age-old question when many people set foot in the gym – should you use free weights or machines? We delve into the science to see if there’s any real differences.
Some people swear that cold showers can deliver myriad health benefits, from keeping chronic disease at bay to clearer thinking, improved circulation and general wellness improvements. But what does the science have to say about them?
Long journeys and jet lag are a concern for many athletes, but what exactly is the impact of long flights on performance, and what strategies are available to counteract these effects?
Anyone who has done any kind of resistance training would have heard about the importance of repetitions, or reps. But what are rep ranges, and why are they important?
Hamstring injuries can wreck an athlete’s training and performance. But when and how do they happen, how can they be prevented and how can you break the cycle if they’re already ruining your training and competing?
There is good evidence that sports meditation can play a role in helping athletes achieve a better state of mind when they’re competing, and this translates well across a variety of sports.
While sports technology continues to develop at a rapid rate, there are simpler ways to monitor your exercise intensity. One of these old-school methods is the Talk Test.
Many gym-goers wear trainers or sneakers, but some wear special weightlifting shoes with a built-up heel. And some may have no shoes at all. What is this witchcraft?
Delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS, is the soreness we get in our muscles caused by micro-traumas, and the chemical processes associated with going above and beyond. But is it dangerous, and how can you avoid or minimise it?
Many athletes struggle when performing in hot and humid conditions. So what is the science behind exercising in high temperatures, and what can be done about it?