Tags: Exercise

That Spitting Thing at the World Cup? It’s Probably ‘Carb Rinsing’

“I would not go that far,” Ian Rollo, the principal scientist for the Gatorade Sports Science Institute in Britain, said with a laugh. “No way do we take credit for any penalty successes at the moment.” And yet, carb rinsing will do no harm, Rollo and other scientists say. (The joke is that the only…

On Soccer: How 2 Kidney Transplants Yielded Real Madrid’s ‘Secret Weapon’

“They use them four or five times a week, with small groups of players,” Nelson said. The suit, as Nelson explained it, tells the story of his life. After his all-too-brief playing career ended in the early 1980s when he was released out of Liverpool’s youth ranks, he trained to join the British Army’s Parachute…