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Sports Science Monthly – August 2016

Welcome back to the fourth installment of Sports Science Monthly. This month’s edition will cover one of my favorite topics: sleep. But it will also spread out to discuss recovery, the extra-time period in soccer, how to measure strength, whether sex reduces performance, circadian rhythms, and the use of ketones as a performance enhancing agent.

Santiago Ardila, a 19-year-old post-graduate student athlete from Mexico, left, trains on a treadmill that determines how many calories an athlete uses at different exercise intensities and if those calories come from carbohydrates or fats, at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, U.S., on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The GSSI lab is a partnership between PepsiCo Inc.'s Gatorade brand and the IMG Academy that provides the academy's student athletes with state of the art testing to improve training, nutrition and performance. Photographer: Edward Linsmier/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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