Auto Racing Safety

sebastian vettelEvery race fan loves to see photos posted on their favorite team’s profiles, from Danika Patrick to Sebastian Vettel.  Doctors and other medical professionals have a different reaction to this dangerous sport. While there is some truth to the adage that some fans go to the races in hopes of witnessing an accident, the vast majority admire racers ability to handle these state of the art vehicles while racing against tough competitors.  While there will likely always be accidents — and possibly even deaths — the race industry continues to take steps to make it safer for drivers to compete at higher and higher speeds.… Read the rest

Straight-Arm Freestyle Swimming

This video for Straight-Arm Freestyle Swimming features an Olympic gold and silver medalist. In the video he reviews six points which are applicable for all levels of swimmers. These points help to develop this style of swimming. They are easy to learn and you can put them to immediate use. This video will help you to quickly and efficiently master straight arm, freestyle swimming.

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The Science of Race Car Driver Fitness

race car driverIn the world of sports and athletes it’s a given that football, basketball, baseball, and hockey players need to be in top physical condition to compete at the top of their field without injury.  Race car drivers, however, are not often thought of as athletes requiring physical conditioning and training.  After all, how much does it take to drive a car around in circles for hours on end?

On the contrary, recent studies have shown that race car drivers are just as much athletes needing to be physically fit as those that play traditional sports.

To test the strain that racing puts on drivers, devices were used to monitor their heart rates. … Read the rest

Sports Psychology

Sports fans love to argue with fans from other teams. They debate the performance and talent of individual players as well as the merits of the team as a whole. They may even spend hours debating which mascot is better or at least more popular. When it comes to the latter, there is actually a survey that can be used to settle the score.

sportsThe 2011 survey looked at mascots in terms of four attributes: appeal, entertainment value, team identification and awareness of the mascot itself. The survey considered mascots from professional sports teams across the country to determine which is the most popular in America (and to give rental companies an idea as to which Mascot Costumes to stock up on before Halloween).… Read the rest

Keeping Up with Tennis Online

The internet has revolutionized the way that people watch sports. Fans can follow the exploits of their favorite athletes on official player sites and 24 hour news sites. They can also meet up with other fans on social media, blogs, and forums to discuss and debate everything from basketball to hockey, from tennis to soccer, from auto racing to boxing. Tennis fans in particular can rejoice in the fact that there are hundreds of sites catering to their need for information, scores, and breaking tennis news.

In addition to the wide range of sites covering tennis topics, fans can take advantage of live coverage of major events being broadcast on the internet.… Read the rest

US Open Tennis is the Best Bet

Betting for tennis fans these last few months has had a great amount of action for them to sink their teeth into. However, the US Open Tennis Championship has always proven to be the most popular tournament. The 2010 US Open is only a few weeks away, starting Monday, August 30th and ending Sunday, September 12th with the Men’s Singles Final and there will be plenty of players all vying to be this year’s champion making betting tennis fans take a deeper look at all the players statistics.

In 2009, the US Open was a thrilling event as defending champion Roger Federer doing battle against Juan Martin del Potro lasted for 4 hours.… Read the rest