SPORTSCIENCE TRAINING & TECHNOLOGY · · Homepage · Copyright ©1998

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Altitude Training

Living at real or simulated altitude and doing hard training at close to sea level enhances endurance performance by a few percent.


Altitude Training for Sea-Level Competition
Arnie Baker and Will G. Hopkins

Creatine Supplements

Creatine supplements enhance performance of sprints; combined with training, they also build strength and probably muscle mass.


Creatine, the Next Ergogenic Supplement
Richard B. Kreider


Hyperhydrating with glycerol enhances performance by a few percent in hot and humid endurance events.


Glycerol Hyperhydration to Beat the Heat?
Robert A. Robergs

Bicarbonate/Buffer Loading

A gain in performance of 1-2% may be worth the tummy upsets.


Neutralize Acid to Enhance Performance.
Lars R. Mc Naughton, B. Dalton, J. Tarr, D. Buck

Aero Wheels

Put these on your bike only if you go faster than 20 mph (30 km/hr).

Aero Wheels? Roads Yes, Trails No. Jason Nugent

Breathe Right Nasal Strips 

Flaring your nostrils with these strips can't help you in most sports, but it might work for long hard exercise in the heat.

Breathe Right Nasal Strips: not for most athletes. Fred Hatfield

Comment Andrea Fuller 

Strength Shoes

Expect higher rates of injury and no extra enhancement in sprinting and jumping performance if you train in these shoes.

Strength Shoes: pain, no gain. Fred Hatfield II

Strength-Shoes Review Challenged. Fred Hatfield II · · Homepage · Copyright ©1998
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