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Can Reduce Groin Injuries by Half, if the Players are Willing

One simple strength exercise could almost halve one of the most common injuries in ball sports. But even if the injury puts many out of both match play and training, the players seem reluctant to use it.

Interval training also benefits trained athletes

Less, but more intense exercise has great health and fitness benefits for untrained and moderately trained people. New research shows that this also applies to trained athletes.

Altitude training is little more than placebo

Sleeping at high altitudes, in the mountains and in so-called altitude houses, does not improve the body’s ability to take up oxygen, a new study concludes.

Simulation models to determine health of skeletal system

Researchers in Finland are using technical simulation models to simulate the functions of the human body. The method could help in the optimisation of exercise equipment for bones in the hip area.