Team Bath sport scientists demonstrated some of the science behind British sport on the Channel 4 programme That Paralympic Show on Saturday (9 April).
Presenters Ade Adepitan, who played for the British basketball team at two Paralympic Games, and Rick Edwards took part in a series of challenges at the University of Bath, which will host the Paralympics GB preparation camps ahead of London 2012.
Under the guidance of Jonathan Robinson, one of Team Bath’s Applied Sports Physiologists, the pair had a go at a Batak test – a test of speed, decision-making and reaction times – as well as a V02 max test, which assesses how quickly our bodies use oxygen during exercise.
They also tried out eye-tracking technology with the assistance of Simone Lewis, Senior Manager – Sport Science, and had a go at the Paralympic sport of boccia, under the guidance of GB gold medallist David Smith.
Don’t worry if you missed the programme, you can catch it again on the Channel 4 website.