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‘Super spikes’ and a springy track can’t take all the credit for lightning-fast sprint times at the Tokyo Olympics
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Muscles alone can’t produce the power for Olympic success. The elastic propulsion for fast movement comes from the tendons.
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Gymnasts need to carefully calibrate their leg muscles to gain optimum spring from the floor, springboard or beam. And their arms are crucial for balance and creating the right amount of rotation.
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Usain Bolt can run at about 6 body lengths a second. An arachnid in California can do 322.
The fastest runners are usually rewarded with the middle lanes.
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In track and field, it’s a common belief that middle lanes are the fastest. But according to the data, middle lanes aren’t better, and in the 200-meter sprint, outside lanes might even be faster.
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Why does raising money for charity have to involve the pain of running a marathon, or the indignity of growing unflattering facial hair? Because research shows people will give more money if you suffer.
Becoming ‘unfit’ happens a lot faster than it takes us to get ‘fit’.
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We lose some fitness 'gains' in as little as four weeks.
The ultra-trail Transvulcania 2017, on the island of La Palma, May 13, 2017.
The sport of trail running is one of the fastest growing in the world, but now is facing two major challenges at the same time, the Covid-19 pandemic and ecological crisis.
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Endurance running is experiencing its 'marginal gains' moment.
We asked an accredited sports dietitian to describe what you need in your diet if you’re running long distances.
A match made in heaven or a doubtful duet?
As the pandemic continues, many are looking for ways to replace parkrun safely.
Parkrun gave participants a sense of community, belonging, and accomplishment. Here's our take on how temporary alternatives can do the same.
Our brain may depend on physical activity to stay healthy.
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Exercise plays an important part in preserving memory throughout our lifetime.
How to run safely with knee pain.
Our research suggests the health benefits of lifting weights rival, or even exceed, those of aerobic exercise. So why do so few of us do it?
AMRAP is short for ‘as many reps (or rounds) as possible’.
During an AMRAP workout, participants will aim to complete as many rounds of a single exercise as possible within a set time.
Yes it is possible to overexercise – four experts on what you need to know.
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Long-term use of anti-inflammatory drugs is associated with stomach ulcers, kidney injuries and cardiovascular side effects.
The reasons for this appetite gain are still unknown.
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People ate on average 142 calories more after swimming than they did on their rest day.
The old idea of running with springs on your feet gets a high-tech makeover.
A high-tech twist on an old idea – running on springs – could give human-powered movement its biggest boost in more than a century.