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Colour-Changing Suit Shows Injuries That Paralysed Athletes Can't Feel

Paraplegic athletes push their bodies to the absolute limit — and sometimes beyond. When an athlete injures a body part he or she can’t feel, that can lead to some very dangerous situations. Now, a design team at Imperial College London has an ingenious solution: an athletic suit that uses off-the-shelf pressure sensing film to show where serious impacts have occurred.


How Olympic Athlete's Bodies Have Changed Over The Years

When you watch footage of the Olympics from back in the 1920s, it’s hard to imagine the athletes involved did any training at all. Their physiques are by and large what we would consider average, not the sculpted and toned competitors we know today. But that’s because back then the image of the ideal athlete was based on classical human proportions — and average was considered ideal.


Can A Pair Of Socks Really Make A Difference In Athletic Performance?

A pair of socks is a pair of socks is a pair of socks. Right? Not anymore. Even a pair of socks have technology that can improve athletic performance now.


Gift Guide: Lean, Mean Gifts For The Fitness Zealot

Got someone in your life who’s addicted to exercise? Someone who proselytizes the active lifestyle? There are so many fitness-related items out there it’s hard to separate the muscular wheat from the sweaty chaff. But we’ve selected a few of our favourite items you could get your fit friend, if you can catch them.


This Extreme Athlete Powered Rube Goldberg Machine Is Just Incredible

Yeah, it’s absolutely an ad for Red Bull but so what. This extreme athlete-powered Rube Goldberg ‘machine’ is even better than the free running machine they pulled off a month ago. Watch the entire thing and you won’t believe how they use world famous athletes like Lolo Jones and Ryan Scheckler to pull off one stunning act after another.


New Body-Cooling Glove Might Work 'Better Than Steroids' For Athletes

One reason professional athletes use steroids illegally is to help speed up recovery time. But one of the goals of helping the body to recover is lowering core temperature, and Stanford believes that the heat-extracting glove they’re developing is better than steroids at lowering core temperature and speeding up recovery.


How Is It Possible That Olympic Athletes Keep Breaking World Records?

The Olympics are over. Athletes have been crowned. GIFs have been made. And world records have been broken. In four years, we’ll do the same thing all over again. And world records will continue to be broken. How is that possible? How do Olympic athletes keep getting better and keep breaking records? Will it ever stop? Can humans ever max out?


What Are Steroids?

You might have a friend who has to take them for asthma. You might know someone else who denies taking them but has gotten crazy ripped really fast and angers easily. Famous athletes are denying or being caught with them in their blood stream seemingly every day — just last night, MLB slugger Ryan Braun successfully appealed a positive test.


Grass-Fed Beef Is The New Performance Enhancing Drug

Organic! Local! Grass-fed! Fanned with palm fronds! All those terms used to describe food usually mean diddly squat to me because I’m a simpleton eater. If it tastes good, it is good. But athletes – people who need to care about their body – are starting to get into eating grass-fed beef craze because of the health benefits.


The Cyrosauna Is Helping Athletes Get Better With Liquid Nitrogen

In a long line of crazy things athletes do to gain an edge, this might be on par with poking yourself in the butt with a needle. From the brainchild of mad scientist trainer Alberto Salazar comes the cyrosauna.


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