Popular muscle building supplements, known as branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) are ineffective when taken in isolation, according to new research from the University of Stirling.
Playing football can improve bone development in adolescent boys, new research shows.
A new University of Sussex study has revealed that grunts produced by players during tennis matches they lost were higher in voice pitch than during the matches they won.
International recommendations for assessing whether athletes had suffered a concussion were not followed during the 2014 World Cup, according to research published today.
Female runners who are underweight have a higher risk for injury and take longer to heal according to a new study from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Timothy Miller studied dozens of Division I athletes over three years and found that those with a body mass index of 19 or below were likely to develop stress fractures because their bodies are unable to handle the constant pounding of running.
Preliminary results from a new study suggest that short-term sleep extension improves response time and daytime functioning of professional baseball players.
Despite the fact that distance runners swear by them, a new study from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds compression tights don't help runners go farther or faster.
UA researcher Eva-Maria Stelzer and her colleagues involved more than 100 individuals in a bouldering intervention in Germany, where some hospitals have begun to use climbing as a therapeutic treatment. The team found the social, mental and physical endurance of bouldering could be successful psychotherapy for treating depression in adults. Stelzer co-led the team, based in Germany, with Katharina Luttenberger of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
In a surprising finding, weekly doses of glucocorticoid steroids, such as prednisone, help speed recovery in muscle injuries, reports a new study. The weekly steroids also repaired muscles damaged by muscular dystrophy. When given daily over long periods, prednisone can cause muscle wasting. But the once weekly doses of the steroid increased proteins that stimulate muscle repair. The studies were conducted in mice, with broad implications for humans.
Simon Fraser University researchers have found that a simple modification to hockey players' shoulder pads could have an impact on shoulder-to-head contact, the most common cause of concussions in ice hockey.