Optimizing the benefits of athlete self-reporting measures

The increasingly scientific approach to sport means that the modern athlete relies on information from a variety of sources in...

Injured Athletes – How do they Cope?

Injury is part and parcel of modern day sport. Whether they are annoying little muscle strains or broken bones, injury...

A look at recovery techniques for the athlete

When dealing with athletic performance there is often a primary focus on training but rest and recovery although often overlooked...

Awareness of risk factors for sports injury is essential

Across the world there are millions of people involved in exercise and sport and in the process are enjoying the...

Injuries cost much more than medals

Did you ever wonder why the world of sport is so obsessed with injury prevention? On the face of it,...

The importance of knowing when an athlete has reached load limit

One of the greatest challenges faced by an athlete and coach is not necessarily among those they face on the...

Coach leadership style can influence injury rate among elite players

When things go wrong for an athlete or a team, supporters can be very quick to point the finger at...

The importance of symmetry to help avoid injury

In last week’s blog we looked at how analysis of Usain Bolt’s running style had challenged the general assumption that...

Metrifit’s 5 on Friday

Some great articles this week for our #5onFriday selection. We hope you enjoy reading and that you #discovermore. Please feel...

The overtraining problem and why monitoring is essential

“Overtraining can best be defined as the state where an athlete has been repeatedly stressed by training to the point...

Metrifit’s 5 on Friday

As part of our aim to help share knowledge between coaches and help educate and motivate others we are starting...

New study highlights benefits of monitoring

A very interesting article published online in January this year is of particular interest to those using monitoring systems, or...

Athlete self-report measures

Is there evidence to jump/stay on the bandwagon? An Athlete self-report measure (ASRM) is any measure where an athlete self-reports...

Dropout in youth Sport

The term “dropout” is used quite frequently in relation to youth sports. It is a word that brings to mind...

Mind your head – Concussion in Sport

Concussion in sport is one of the most contemporary topics discussed from a safety point of view. The ramifications associated...

The Sky is the Limit – Altitude Training

Over the past number of weeks we have looked at some of the most contemporary Sport Science topics in today’s...

Athlete footwear – “These boots were made for walking” – but surely not for injury?

As we have covered previously, accidents such as knee injuries can be detrimental to an athlete’s long-term performance. Ligament tears,...

Athlete Recovery Part 2: Ice Baths – Do they actually work?

One of the most controversial and talked-about issues in modern sport science is undoubtedly the idea of ice-baths in athlete...

Athlete Recovery Part 1: Keep on Rolling!

In an ideal sporting world, it would be great to have a personal masseuse on tap 24/7 to give a...

The use of GPS in Sport

As many of our previous articles have reported, sport science is rapidly changing the way sport is played and the...

Yoga & Pilates in modern day Sport

Yoga & Pilates in modern day Sport

For many years, Yoga & Pilates has often been associated with females as a recreational activity. However, contemporary sports people...

What has changed in the Premier League in the last 22 years?

The FA Premier League has just started its 22nd season, and is regarded as one of the best football leagues...

What have we learned from this year’s World Cup?

What have we learned from this year’s World Cup?

This summer’s tournament ended with Germany emerging victorious, and in doing so, they became the first team outside of South...

World Cup Players Could Benefit From Injury Prediction And Prevention

World Cup Players Could Benefit From Injury Prediction And Prevention

Imagine this dream team kicking off at the 2014 World Cup; Falcao, Ribery, Reus and Walcott up top, Strootman and...

Breaking Bones

Following on from our earlier article on ACL injuries in sport, bone fractures in sport is a common and unfortunate...

Cardio Training Essential For Marathon Runners To Avoid Heart Damage

Now that it’s April, thousands of amateur runners are realizing the time has come to get serious about their Spring...

Sergio Aguero

Protecting A Team’s Assets With An Injury Prevention Program

This week’s English Premier League injury list reads like the heart of a best XI team:  Wayne Rooney, Robin Van...