To Stretch or Not to Stretch? Athletes Put It to the Test

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July 23, 2018

To Stretch or Not to Stretch? Athletes Put It to the Test

Phys Ed The answer could depend on how we feel about stretching and what kind of exercise – and stretching – we intend to do. Should we stretch before exercise? A thought-provoking new experiment with athletes suggests that the answer could depend on how we feel about stretching and what kind of exercise – and stretching – we intend to do.

Head-eye movement of collegiate baseball batters during fastball hitting

Successful baseball hitting involves a combination of highly trained perceptual skills and forceful bat swing motions. The purpose of the present study was to quantify the horizontal movement of the head and eyes while baseball batters hit a fastball to clarify a visual strategy for this highly trained interceptive task.

Sports Science Monthly – July 2018

Welcome back to another edition of Sports Science Monthly. This month, we take a closer look at monitoring post-match fatigue, the debate on hamstring muscle action, mindfulness, warming up, travel, and more. As always, the full Sports Science Monthly is available exclusively to HMMR Plus Members.

Strive Tech Compression Shorts Monitor Internal, External Training Load

A new pair of compression shorts made by Strive Tech will measure an athlete’s internal and external training loads. The company’s founder learned his lesson on the balance between performance and fatigue the hard way.

New sweat sensing patch will measure stress, metabolism and immune responses

Adding more sensors into fitness and health tech is kind of the Holy Grail of wearables right now, and it seems sweat could be the next big metric. A paper from Stanford University has outlined a wearable sweat sensor, which measures the ingredients of your perspiration.

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