Sitting gets blamed for many things, obesity, disease and general muscular system dysfunction. There was a recent article on the Huffington Post claiming it was as bad for your health as smoking. This has spawned various attempts at solutions, one of which is the standing desk. Is standing better for your health than sitting though? […]
A recent study into the effects of foam rolling has concluded that while rolling seemed to reduce their subject’s perception of muscle soreness, it may actually cause damage to the muscle. The Canadian researchers found that muscles which had been rolled produced less force when directly stimulated than muscles that had not. This indicates that […]
The American College of Sports Medicine has published guidelines on choosing running shoes and recommends runners avoid buying motion control shoes. This is the first time, to my knowledge, that such a large organisation has entered the debate on motion control shoes and taken such a strong stand. We have previously discussed our findings that […]
Are athletes really improving? David Epstein on the influence technology, genetics and modern training methods have on human performance.