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The science behind Liverpool FC

The scientific research carried out behind the scenes at Liverpool FC, which supports the players to perform to their maximum, has been explained in a series of recently published papers. The LFC sports science team: From left James Morton, Barry Drust, Jordan Milsom, Ryland Morgans, Tom Brownlee, Andy O’Boyle, Patrick…

What professional athletes think about while they recover from serious injuries

An athlete’s life is defined by action, so being injured and having to go through the gradual steps that lead to rehabilitation and recovery can be maddening By James Willstrop for the Guardian Sport Network Willstrop James Willstrop in action against Nick Matthew (left) in 2014. Photograph: Steven Paston/Action Images…

i1 Biometrics releases sports mouthguard to track head injuries

By Rawlson King, February 6, 2015 i1 Biometrics announced this week that members of the University of Kansas football team will wear the Vector MouthGuard as the instrument of telemetry to measure the brain’s linear and rotational accelerations from impacts experienced in practices and games in 2015. “We’re continuously looking for…

Does research actually support practice in professional football? Thoughts on the BJSM review.

Last month a research group published an article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine that had such an important message that I really wanted to write some comments about it. In their 2014 study McCall et al surveyed the most popular practices and perceptions in premier league football teams…