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.

VITAMIN D: WHY SKIN COLOR MATTERS

New research on basketball players has found that vitamin D insufficiency is much more likely in black athletes, especially in the winter months (https://doi.org/10.3390/sports7110239). The reason is simple: darker skin

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A SIMPLER WAY TO PREDICT PERFORMANCE

A newly published study has found that the simple ‘Cooper test’ (the maximum distance you can run in 12 minutes – see here for more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooper_test) is significantly better at

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TRAINING INTENSITY: THE RIGHT RECIPE FOR CHAMPIONS

A new study has compared the training intensity distributions of world-class Kenyan runners, European-level Spanish runners and national-level Spanish runners (https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2019.1694077). While long, easy runs were the staple of all

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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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