For the hundreds of Major League Baseball players, jet lag is an inescapable part of the sport. New research shows how disruptions to an athlete’s sleep cycle impairs his performance on the field—and how teams who have to travel east can be at a distinct disadvantage.
“I’m old” is the common refrain for why we get worse at athletics as we age. But here’s what’s really happening in the body through the years to make world-class performance less possible.
There should be a sense of pride and revelry overtaking the nation of Brazil, where the World Cup starts today. Yet residents in cities across the country are protesting with transit strikes and tent occupations, hoping to draw attention to the extreme costs and unfinished facilities stunting the sluggish economy.
Under Armour is about to release a new line of gear coated in a sheath of sturdy plastic, designed to provide support while also flexing with the shape of your movement. "Clutchfit," as the new tech is called, isn't aesthetics—it's science.
For lovers of both bicycles and Paul Reubens, Podium Cycling is offering this Skinsuit inspired by Pee-Wee Herman's grey glen plaid suit, complete with printed red bowtie. The secret word is: Nostalgia.
Usain Bolt is a hero: he can run 100 meters in 9.58 seconds flat. But a mathematician thinks that—without any extra effort—he can shave another 0.13 seconds off his time. Here's how.
Your workout clothes and the bag you carry them in are probably a damp, disgusting mess. So it'll be nice if this odor-killing bag from Stuffits actually delivers on its promise to simultaneously dry out your clothes and neutralize their stink.
Okay, so it's not as light as the world's lightest, but TriRig's12.9 pounder is still pretty damn light. Crafted out of tough carbon fiber, the his model's made for triathlons—so it's as aerodynamic as it is pillowy.
There is evidence to suggest that athletes are both better reaching the limits of human ability — but there's also evidence that current humans are woefully and irreparably less fit than their ancestors. Which is it?
There aren't too many details on just how 16-year-old Justin Butler got entangled in his Bowflex exercise machine, but we do know that the incident, unfortunately, led to his death. Update: There are now further details in this sad story.
Outside of the U.S., soccer is taken quite seriously. So seriously, it turns out, that members of England's national team will soon sleep in oxygen-deprivation tents to prepare for their high-altitude matches at the upcoming World Cup in South Africa.
"He gets behind the steering wheel console of his PC, puts on his real game face - without the helmet - and pays attention."
We are always looking for the best ways to improve our rigorous physical workout routines, and the Informance smart sunglasses look like a worthy asset to our arsenal of workout gear. The instrument is intended for use by professional athletes, and will allow them to view vital statistics in their peripheral vision…
This is a pretty average flash drive that comes in a not-so-average package. This toe of this athletic shoe pops off to reveal the USB connector capable of storing up to 1GB of your favorite sports (or anything else) related goods. No, your eyes aren't deceiving you. That appears to be the oh-so-familiar Nike swoosh…
AP Nike President and Chief Executive Mark Parker recently said that all Nike running shoes will become compatible with the Nike+iPod sensor by the end of the year. There were no other details offered, but I would suspect that over the year Nike will slowly phase out the old kicks in favor of new ones that are Nike+…
For anyone who wants to get running with the Nike+iPod Sport Kit but is disinclined to drop a hundred bucks on a new pair of special Nike+ kicks, comes the RunAway AnyShoe adapter. This $8 weatherproof sensor holder attaches to your running shoe's laces and has an easy-to-access button to turn the sensor's wireless…