Theory to practice - Water running and recovery
Volume 29 Number 2
Every Monday night on the sports news there are glimpses of rugby league, rugby, and AFL players coming out of the water at the local beach freezing their ‘butts’ off or doing exercises in a pool to help recover from the bruising games over the previous weekend. Coaches and conditioners have done this method of receovery for years now and research is starting to show that it works.
Theory to practice - Warming up again at half time in team sports
Volume 29 Number 1
While warming-up has recently been suggested by research to have little benefit on injury prevention, sport science research has shown that warm-up before playing sport positively benefits performance. But what about warming-up again before the second half of a game?
Theory to practice - 'Bicarb loading' and team sports
Volume 28 Number 2
A limiter in sports performance is when the exercising muscles become too acidic. Apart from quality and specific training, coaches and athletes are always looking for that ‘edge’ over their competition, to minimise the decrease in performance that accompanies muscles becoming acidic.
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