Conceptualising Performance Enhancement in Extreme Sports: Combining Physiological and Psychological Perspectives

SUMMARY Background. Extreme sports, such as BASE jumping and big wave surfing, are emerging as highly popular sporting activities with profoundly different characteristics to traditional sports. To date, research has generally assumed that performance in extreme sports is based on a homogenous understanding of extreme sports and extreme sport participants. Methods. A narrative examination of … Continued

Accidents and Risk Related Behaviours in Downhill Mountain Biking in Regard to Trail Choice

SUMMARY Background. Downhill mountain biking (DMB) is a subdiscipline of mountain biking. Rider skill seems to be the most influencing variable for DMB performance. In order to classify skill level, the aim of the present study was to investigate DMB-participants in terms of accident involvement, demographic and psychological variables, and to categorize them after their … Continued