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You’ve probably heard the saying “practice makes perfect,” but when it comes to athletics, your genetic makeup matters, too. There are three distinct body types—the scientific term is “somatotypes”—ranging from thin with a fast metabolism to stocky with a slower metabolism. Each type responds differently to the same physical activity.…
Can something in your shoe make you a better athlete and prevent injury? Researchers at Purdue University in Indiana think so. They developed an insole shoe sensor. The sensor measures forces on the foot and sends the data to a computer or tablet. Athletes can use the data to improve…
Some sports experts believe that concentration is an art that athletes should practice. Concentration is often a key factor in athletic performance. In the 2016 Olympic Games, athletes who were able to concentrate well often performed best in their events. Read more about concentration and its effect on athletic performance.
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