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Excerpts — Athlete's Clock

Do external cues affect the way athletes think about pacing?

The concept of pacing is rooted in the idea that athletes make cognitive, purposeful decisions regarding velocity based on previous experience and sensory input.

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Can synchronizing stride rhythm and breathing help performance?

In athletes, stride rhythm is often coupled with breathing while running, walking, cycling, or rowing. This is called entrainment of ventilation and locomotion.

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Experts discuss which factors may dictate future athletic success in youth

Studies indicate a disproportionate number of professional athletes are born in the first quarter of the year, and grow up in cities with populations less than 500,000 but greater than 10,000.

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Physical activity and other factors may delay the aging process

We take a closer look at studies into the effects daily activity and caloric restriction have on animals, and what the results might mean for humans.

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Athletes and time

Athletes do their best to realize their genetic gifts and hard work in just a few clicks of the clock called competition. This phenomenon is seen through moments in time that serve to define the essence of sports itself.

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