Sports science news:

Keep up to date with some of the latest findings from the world of sports performance research, which I have summarised for your convenience.

ATHLETE IMMUNITY: WHAT WORKS, WHAT DOESN’T?

New research on immunity in athletes has concluded that regardless of dietary preference (meat-eating, vegetarian), athletes need to ensure a balanced diet for proper immune function (https://link.springer.com/arti…/10.1007%2Fs40279-019-01160-3). Certain nutritional supplements

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POTATO POWER: MASH AND SMASH FOR PERFORMANCE!

Consuming potato puree is just as effective at boosting endurance performance as consuming commercially available carbohydrate gels according to a new study by US scientists (https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00567.2019). Compared to consuming plain

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BENCH PRESS – FULL RANGE IS BEST

A new study on highly resistance trained men has investigated the performance effects of differing ranges of movement ROM when bench pressing ( https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31567719 ). It found that compared to

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