The muscle benefits of a brief ‘priming’ workout seem to last longer than a last-minute warm up.
Player wages and transfer fees make the headlines, but the wealth generated by the Premier League has also been spent behind the scenes.
Three scientists explain the biology and physics of what goes into one of the world’s most grueling races, the Tour de France.
Riders in the 2022 Tour de France will ride more than 2,100 miles (3,400 km) over the 21 flat and mountainous stages of the race. And they will burn an incredible amount of energy while doing so.
The collection of athlete data in professional sport has outpaced legal requirements and scientifically-proven benefit to athletes.
A study shows that a select group of NBA players really do go on hot streaks by making more shots in a row than statistics suggest they should.
What does it take to deliver a medal-winning performance in skeleton, which involves racing down a banked track faster than a car on a freeway, with your face mere centimetres from the ice?
Executing the perfect manoeuvre on the slopes requires foresight, technical skill and being able to think on the go.
High pressure during penalties can cause a whole range of problems before striking the ball, both psychological and physical.
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.
Plus, the troubled 1920 Antwerp Olympics and the parallels they have for Tokyo. Listen to The Conversation Weekly.
While a line of defensive players complicates a free kicker’s task to shoot on target, new research suggests it could also impede the goalie.
Our research with athletes suggests there may be two zones: an effortless ‘flow state’ and a more purposeful ‘clutch state’. Here’s how to decide which zone you need to be in — and how to get there.
It’s what batsmen do on the pitch in between a bowler’s delivery that helps make them an expert in the game. They also need routines.
In baseball, a pitcher can throw a ball that seems to curve away just as it crosses the plate. How do they do it? It’s all about aerodynamics.
Coaches have long thought hurdlers and sprinters start their races differently – our research suggests they need to adjust their thinking.
Conspiracy theories help sports fans make sense of unexpected events – like when a whole rugby team becomes sick before a world cup final, or the retirement of Michael Jordan from basketball.
Many factors have been suggested to explain the dominance of Kenyan middle and long distance runners, and many have been disproved
The Greek body - white, muscular, masculine and middle class - dominated as an ideal type. This dominance continues today.
Elite football teams that do not have a winter break lose on average 303 more player-days per season to injuries than those teams that do.