The French Fencing Federation has given the weapon made famous by Star Wars’ characters Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader the same status as the foil, epee and saber in an attempt to combat sedentary lifestyles in young people. The Guardian has reported that the France Fencing Federation has recognized lightsaber-dueling as an official sport in a move that they … [Read more...] about Use L’Force: France registers lightsaber dueling as an official sport
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A former international fencer has reported on the physiological and biomechanical demands of the sport with the aim of exploring new ways to improve individual performance. Despite fencing’s long history as an Olympic event (it debuted at the first games in Athens, 1896) it has only been recently that scientific studies have been conducted as a means of improving … [Read more...] about British Researcher Investigates the Science of Fencing
Athletes are competitive. Unfortunately, too many competitive athletes are also competitive drinkers, not to be outdone by their teammates. Ask any coach or college athletic director, and you’ll hear concern about alcohol and athletes—a dangerous duo, especially among team sports. Excessive alcohol intake is associated with injuries, poor grades in school, arguments, sexual … [Read more...] about Alcohol and Athletes
Do you ever get tired of reading yet-another headline about The 10 Best Super Sports Foods, only be instructed to buy exotic fruits, ancient grains, and other unusual items? Do we really need chia, spelt, and quinoa? Is anything wrong with old-fashioned peanut butter, broccoli and brown rice? Doubtful! Powerful nutrients are found in standard foods that are readily available at … [Read more...] about Super Sports Foods: Do They Really Need to be Exotic?
A new study published shows that only 25% of adolescents aged 12-15 get 60 minutes per day of physical activity. Reasons for such a low activity rate are attributed to increased stresses in social life and academics coupled with increased sports specialization - kids who have been playing a sport don't make their school or travel teams and drop out. Without a good foundation … [Read more...] about Only 1 in 4 Teens are Active Enough