Science and Sports
There is a stigma that jocks don’t do well in schoolwork. They spend all their time on the playing field to get better at their sport, so why waste time studying. HOLD EVERYTHING! There are many connections between some school subjects and sports. Let’s take a look at how [kwlink 7295]science and sports can go hand in hand.
First of all, let’s take a look at how [kwlink 2376]Biology can help an athlete progress in their sport. By learning about biology, you learn about the human body and how it grows. It would be so awesome for an athlete to know how his or her body works. Here are some benefits:
- He or she would know what to eat to get bigger, stronger, faster. Some foods are great for endurance sports, other foods are great for power sports. By learning about food, vitamins and what they can do for the body, an athlete will have a huge advantage to get better.
- Learning about body parts, bones and muscles is a great way to figure out how to improve skills. Most of us don’t even know we have muscles that exist in our bodies because we never use them. If we know about all the muscles we have, we can train them specifically to get better at our sport.
- Knowledge in our body parts is also great for rehabilitating sports injuries
Figuring Out Phyiscs
You might not have heard about [kwlink 17767]Physics yet, but this scientific study is crucial to sports technology. Without confusing you, Physics is basically studying motion with mathematical equations. So what the heck does that have to do with sports… everything:
- Physics help determine the most accurate way to shoot a basketball. For example, Shaquille O’neil was so bad at free throws because his shot was too flat. Physics proves that more arch in your basketball shot will be more successful.
- Learning Physics can teach you how to run faster by figuring out proper posture and how to lengthen your stride without using too much energy
- If you want to get a job making sports equipment, you will have to have a University Degree in Physics to design the equipment so it is more powerful, balanced, efficient etc. than other equipment.
An Athlete's Advantage
Tips and Tricks
These examples are just small potatoes compared to the vast amount of tips and tricks you can learn from science to up your game. Don’t underestimate learning about dissecting a frog… it is just the starting point of learning about the human body which you need to know all about to know what you are capable of doing on the playing field.