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New research indicates exercise can tackle the symptoms of schizophrenia

Cycle_Class_at_a_GymA new study from the University of Manchester has suggested that aerobic exercises could significantly help sufferers of the long-term mental health condition schizophrenia.

The researchers used data from 10 different clinical trials which included 385 schizophrenia sufferers.  Continue reading

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Use science to develop your players and teams

97814504967971Editor and current Head of Athletic Development at Manchester United Tony Strudwick presents a who’s who list of international experts in Soccer Science.

Learn and improve with insights from some of the world’s leading footballing authorities, including English Premier League, European and Champion’s League teams, Major League Soccer and FIFA medical staff.

Soccer Science gives you advanced yet accessible information on biomechanics, physiology, psychology, skill acquisition, coaching and performance and match analysis.

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The science of increasing muscle size through resistance training

Muscle hypertrophy is defined as an increase in muscle size, is one of the primary outcomes of resistance training.

Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy is a comprehensive compilation of science-based principles to help you develop muscle hypertrophy with your athletes and clients.

This definitive guide from strength and conditioning expert, Brad Schoenfeld allows you to understand and apply the ideal responses and mechanisms that promote optimal muscular hypertrophy.

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AFPT Convention 2016

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Human Kinetics are pleased to be partnering with the AFPT Convention 2016. This year’s event takes place in Oslo, Norway from 26-28th August 2016.

The convention aims to provide enthusiasts of exercise, nutrition and health with a platform for learning and teaching. It hosts a number of lectures from the various different fields of expertise, with the speakers drawing on their knowledge. Continue reading

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3rd International Congress of Medicine and Science in Ultra Endurance Sports

The 3rd International of Congress Medicine and Science in Ultra Endurance Sports will be held in Chamonix, France from the 21st-23rd August. This year’s event will run alongside the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, one of the most prestigious trail races in the world.

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New study uses GPS technology to predict football injuries

With the Premier League opener just under a week away, and with the likes of Liverpool’s James Milner, Everton’s Muhamed Besic and Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere likely to miss their first games, injuries have been something of a talking point. But what if there was a way to predict and stop a player from getting injured before it even happened? Impossible? Well, researchers from the University of Birmingham and Southampton Football Club have been trying to achieve just that.

They’ve been busy analysing the performance of youth players and observing the links between their training and injury. Their findings have recently been published and hint that footballers’ injuries could indeed be predicted by assessing their workloads during training and competitive matches.

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Doping, how it’s tested and athlete complications

With the Olympics just around the corner and drugs/doping getting most of the ‘pre Olympics’ headlines we had a look into the process of how dopers are caught and how the illegal substances are detected.

The majority of drugs used by athletes can be detected in samples of urine. An athlete is told by a drug control officer to submit a urine sample for testing, these are often completely random. Some sports only test during the season (Ice Hockey for example) however most sports can test their athletes at any point 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, whether it be 5am wake up call or directly after competing.

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Perform at the highest level with the lowest risk of injury

More than a decade after his original work, Michael Boyle brings an update to New Functional Training for Sports.

This new edition includes exercise programmes to maximise movements in competition. It’s the perfect guide for athletes, personal trainers and strength and conditioning coaches.

Boyle draws on current research and his wealth of experience to offer programming advice and tips on stretching and dynamic warmups.

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