Applying science to improve sporting performance
Faster, further, longer, stronger – the sporting edge. Sports science helps athletes gain the advantage by combining scientific principles and techniques with knowledge about muscles, tendons and bones.
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The difference between fast and slow twitch muscle fibres could help explain the differences in sporting abilities across some ethnic groups.
The three major factors that affect how well your muscles perform are strength, power and endurance. All three are needed to get the sporting edge.
Meet seven muscles of the human body, and find out where they are and what they do.
Gus Roxburgh demonstrates that muscle strength can be increased without a corresponding...
This collection provides information about the work of New Zealand’s world-class science and technology sectors in relation to the...
Scientific study requires a basic knowledge and understanding of ideas and concepts. This collection explains the ideas that are...
This collection contains a wide variety of resources and information about the Sporting Edge, which supports the resources in the other...
An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an initial list of questions about the...
This resource provides explanations of the key concepts encountered when exploring the Sporting Edge – the ‘basics’ that every...