Team Games & Warfare: Is There An Evolutionary Link?

“Team sports have long been known to bring out our tribal instincts. But did they first emerge to train us for warfare? That’s the hypothesis of Michelle Scalise Sugiyama at the University of Oregon. She scoured the ethnographic record for information about the physical strategies used by traditional societies during their typical battles, such as… Read More

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Talking Point: How Do You Deal With Participants Arriving Late To Class?

Scenario You are in the local venue (gym or outdoors) and your participants are well and truly warmed up and getting stuck into their workout when a latecomer sneaks into the group (or attempts to) and starts doing the exercises as if they have been there all along. Some of you may not need to imagine… Read More

Olympic Legacy: Sporting Activity has fallen by 400,000 since 2011

The proportion of people in England aged 16 or above taking part in sport at least once a week fell from 36.2% (15,890,400) during the Olympic Games in 2011-12 to 35.5% (15,491,200) in 2014-15. The Local Government Association called for the government and Sport England to redirect some of the £500 million for sport between… Read More

Cross Training: The Sports Advantage

Research Paper Title Pre-induction Sport Activity in Prevention of Stress Fractures in Elite Infantry Recruits. Abstract Pre-induction sports participation of 392 elite infantry recruits was evaluated for correlation with incidence of stress fractures (SF) during 14 weeks of basic training. 23.7% developed lower extremity stress fractures. 72% of the recruits had participated in sports on… Read More