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"Unveiling the Secrets of Sports Science: From 19th Century Cycling to Paralympic Sprinters" Step back in time to the 19th century

Background imageSports Science Collection: Muscles used in cycling, 19th century

Muscles used in cycling, 19th century
Muscles used in cycling. Artwork from the tenth volume (second period of 1892) of the French popular science weekly La Science Illustree

Background imageSports Science Collection: Running skeleton in body, artwork

Running skeleton in body, artwork
Running skeleton inside an outline of the body, computer artwork

Background imageSports Science Collection: Athlete physiology, artwork

Athlete physiology, artwork
Athlete physiology. Computer artwork of a male athlete, with enlargements to show the important physiological enhancements typical of most athletes

Background imageSports Science Collection: 2018 PNE Head Shot: Tom Little

2018 PNE Head Shot: Tom Little
Tom Littles 2018 PNE head shot, wearing the 2018/19 PNE training top

Background imageSports Science Collection: Physical fitness test C014 / 1103

Physical fitness test C014 / 1103
Physical fitness test. Athlete riding an exercise bike while his oxygen consumption is measured with a face mask. Electrodes on his chest monitor his heart rate

Background imageSports Science Collection: Physical fitness test C014 / 1108

Physical fitness test C014 / 1108
Physical fitness test. Athlete riding an exercise bike while his oxygen consumption is measured with a face mask. Electrodes on his chest monitor his heart rate (shown on screen)

Background imageSports Science Collection: Oscar Pistorius, South African athlete

Oscar Pistorius, South African athlete
Oscar Pistorius (born 1986), South African athlete and double amputee, running in the heats of the 4 x 400 meters relay race at the 2011 Athletics World Championships

Background imageSports Science Collection: Paralympic sprinters, London 2012

Paralympic sprinters, London 2012
Paralympic sprinters, including Brazils Alan Oliveira (left), lining up before the mens 100m T44 at the 14th Summer Paralympics in London. Photographed in London, UK on the 5th September 2012

Background imageSports Science Collection: Physical fitness test C014 / 1105

Physical fitness test C014 / 1105
Physical fitness test. Athlete riding an exercise bike while his oxygen consumption is measured with a face mask. Electrodes on his chest monitor his heart rate

Background imageSports Science Collection: Paralympics track race

Paralympics track race. Photographed on 8 September 2012, at the Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 Paralympics

Background imageSports Science Collection: Runners anatomy, artwork

Runners anatomy, artwork
Runners anatomy. Artwork showing the musculature of a running human figure. The main muscles used when running are the quadriceps femoris (rectus femoris, vastus medialis, vastus lateralis)

Background imageSports Science Collection: Torn muscle, illustration C018 / 0806

Torn muscle, illustration C018 / 0806
Torn muscle. Illustration of a tear in a skeletal muscle. Muscle tears can either result in muscle growth or injury depending on the circumstances

Background imageSports Science Collection: Scoring a difficult goal, concept C017 / 3637

Scoring a difficult goal, concept C017 / 3637
Scoring a difficult goal, conceptual computer artwork

Background imageSports Science Collection: Physical fitness test C014 / 1104

Physical fitness test C014 / 1104
Physical fitness test. Athlete riding an exercise bike while his oxygen consumption is measured with a face mask. Electrodes on his chest monitor his heart rate

Background imageSports Science Collection: Physical fitness test C014 / 1101

Physical fitness test C014 / 1101
Physical fitness test. Athlete riding an exercise bike while his oxygen consumption is measured with a face mask. Electrodes on his chest monitor his heart rate

Background imageSports Science Collection: Physical fitness test C014 / 1107

Physical fitness test C014 / 1107
Physical fitness test. Athlete riding an exercise bike while his oxygen consumption is measured with a face mask. Electrodes on his chest monitor his heart rate

Background imageSports Science Collection: Physical fitness test C014 / 1102

Physical fitness test C014 / 1102
Physical fitness test. Athlete riding an exercise bike while his oxygen consumption is measured with a face mask. Electrodes on his chest monitor his heart rate

Background imageSports Science Collection: Physical fitness test C014 / 1100

Physical fitness test C014 / 1100
Physical fitness test. Athlete undergoing a physical examination. Here his lung capacity is being tested using a spirometer, which measures the volume and speed of air that he can exhale and inhale

Background imageSports Science Collection: Tennis ball and racquet C013 / 7108

Tennis ball and racquet C013 / 7108
Tennis ball and racquet

Background imageSports Science Collection: Ice hockey

Ice hockey. Two ice hockey players competing for control of the puck during a world championship game between Russia and the Czech Republic

Background imageSports Science Collection: Skeleton running

Skeleton running, computer artwork

Background imageSports Science Collection: Anterior cruciate ligament tear, CT scan

Anterior cruciate ligament tear, CT scan
Anterior cruciate ligament tear. Coloured computer tomography (CT) scan of the knee joint of a patient with a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)

Background imageSports Science Collection: Shin splints, artwork

Shin splints, artwork
Shin splints. Computer artwork of a lower leg showing an area of the tibia (shin bone) affected by medial tibial stress syndrome, or shin splints

Background imageSports Science Collection: Football kick, skeleton artwork

Football kick, skeleton artwork
Football kick. Computer artwork showing a skeleton in the process of kicking a football (not seen). The outline of the body can also be seen

Background imageSports Science Collection: Fractured foot, X-ray

Fractured foot, X-ray
Fractured foot. Coloured X-ray of a foot with a fractured (bright orange area) fourth metatarsal bone. This type of fracture is a common sports injury


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"Unveiling the Secrets of Sports Science: From 19th Century Cycling to Paralympic Sprinters" Step back in time to the 19th century, where cycling enthusiasts discovered the intricate muscles used in this exhilarating sport. Through meticulous research and observation, scientists unraveled the mysteries behind these powerful movements, paving the way for modern sports science. Imagine a running skeleton within our bodies, each bone and muscle working harmoniously to propel us forward. Captivating artwork captures this essence, showcasing the incredible complexity of athlete physiology. These visual masterpieces serve as a testament to our never-ending quest for understanding human potential. In 2018, Tom Little's headshot at PNE showcased his dedication and commitment to pushing his physical limits. His unwavering determination is just one example of how athletes continuously strive for greatness through rigorous training and scientific advancements. Physical fitness tests like C014/1103 and C014/1108 have become integral tools in measuring an individual's athletic prowess. These tests provide valuable insights into an athlete's strengths and weaknesses, allowing coaches and trainers to tailor their programs accordingly. Oscar Pistorius, a remarkable South African athlete who defied all odds with his prosthetic legs, captivated hearts worldwide during London 2012 Paralympics sprinting events. His story serves as a reminder that they are break barriers by enabling individuals with disabilities to compete on equal footing. Witnessing Paralympic sprinters in action during London 2012 was awe-inspiring; their speed matched only by their sheer determination. These extraordinary athletes shattered preconceived notions about what is possible when it comes to human performance. The intense physical fitness test C014/1105 pushes athletes beyond their limits while providing invaluable data on endurance levels and overall fitness capacity. This knowledge fuels further advancements in training techniques tailored specifically for each individual's needs. As we marvel at Paralympics track races, we witness the culmination of years of scientific research and innovation.