Sport Science II premieres on Discovery HD

What creates more punching power – natural or synthetic adrenaline? What can generate enough pounds of force to break down a door – a bull rush from a pro NFL linebacker or a battering ram used by a veteran squad enforcement officer?

If the questions intrigue you then be sure to watch the second edition of Sport Science on Discovery HD.

Extreme martial arts fighter Houston Alexander works as a test subject to determine if injecting adrenaline can be an effective way to boost athletic ability.

Extreme martial arts fighter Houston Alexander works as a test subject to determine if injecting adrenaline can be an effective way to boost athletic ability.

After missing a season, Sport Science II is back on back on television answering such questions while testing the limits of athletic performance.

Using CGI animation, high speed cameras and advanced scientific equipment, Sports Science was a ground breaking 12 part series that was first broadcast on Fox Sports Net in the United States during the 2007 television season and later on Discovery in Canada. The series was filmed inside a Los Angeles airport hanger. Each episode focused on testing certain aspects of athletics (human flight, reaction time) with data gathered using motion sensors and accelerometers. Professional athletes were featured prominently and were used to test the limits of the human body.

The second edition premieres Friday, October 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery HD, and continues to test and measure the feats of professional athletes such as NFL back Rudi Johnson, PGA golfer Padraig Harrington, Major League Soccer’s forward Edson Buddle and Martial arts fighter Houston Alexander.

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One Response to “Sport Science II premieres on Discovery HD”
  1. Sensei J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. says:

    I look forward to seeing that show again. It’s one of the few shows that give some martial artists a wake up call

    Rick