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70 Years of Height Evolution in the NBA [4,504 players analyzed]

70 Years of Height Evolution in the NBA [4,504 players analyzed]

“You can’t teach height” - Red Auerbach We spent 2 months analyzing 24,841 records of 4,504 NBA players during 69 NBA seasons in order to show how the game of basketball evolved through the evolution of players’ height. Special note to Kirk Goldsberry, whose book “Sprawlball” inspired the creation of this research. This article is a height spinoff of “Sprawlball”. Key findings: The average NBA player is 6'6.3'' tall and has[…]


Female athletes are invisible to fans (2,117 people survey)

Female athletes are invisible to fans (2,117 people survey)

RunRepeat, in partnership with Beyond Sport, surveyed 2,117 people about their role models in sports. Our hypothesis was that historical media dominance and promotion of male athletes will result in men dominating the list of sports idols of both genders. Key Findings The result of this survey reaffirms the impact of a lack of equitable access and opportunity for women in sport: Only 38% of women stated a female athlete as a sports idol, while 98% of men stated a male at[…]


Pull ups benefits | 60+ Statistics & Facts [Research Review]

There are different types of workouts you can do at the gym or at home to reap the benefits of exercise. But if you want to focus on upper body strength, one of the workouts you can do is pull-ups. We've read an analyzed hundreds of studies on strength training's benefits, spending nearly 45 hours focused on researching the benefits of pull ups. The top 8 reasons why you should include pull-ups in your workout routine are that pull-ups: Improve your physique and strength[…]


Deadlift Benefits | 80+ Stats & Facts [Research Review]

We have read and analyzed thousands of studies on the benefits of exercising regularly in addition to the overall benefits of strength training. To demonstrate the benefits of deadlifts, we spent 83 hours reading over 100 of scientific studies and articles. The top 10 deadlift benefits we uncovered from the research that stresses the importance of deadlifting are that they: Increase your vertical jump Make you a more explosive athlete Help you run and sprint faster Incre[…]


Bench press benefits | 60+ Statistics & Facts [Research Review]

There are many benefits of exercise for building strength, but no other strength training exercise improves upper body strength as effectively as the bench press. To demonstrate the benefits of bench presses, we spent 36 hours reading, researching, and analyzing over 20 scientific articles and studies. In summary, the top benefits of bench pressing: Increases chest and arm strength Builds significant muscles Improves overall pressing power Low-frequency bench pressing is[…]


Strength Training Benefits | 110+ Stats & Facts | Research Review

We've read and analyzed thousands of scientific articles regarding how regular exercise benefits you, with hundreds of which being focused on the overall benefits of strength training. The top strength training benefits we uncovered from the research that stresses the importance of strength training include: Increased strength, muscle, and power It makes you run faster, jump higher, and be quicker Improves overall athletic performance Keeps bones strong and joints health[…]


Squat Benefits | 90+ Stats & Facts [Research Review]

We've reading thousands of studies on the health benefits of exercise and how strength training is beneficial We wanted to highlight the benefits of squats because it is one of the most important and effective exercises one can do. To highlight squat benefits, we have curated data from over 75 studies and summarized the top benefits of squatting: Make you a stronger athlete Build incredible power, muscle, and functional strength Best exercises for engaging lower body Inc[…]


Return to work creates exercise boom for least active [Study]

Return to work creates exercise boom for least active [Study]

We wanted to understand how the exercise habits of people who were forced to work remotely during the pandemic were impacted by returning to the office full-time. To do this, we surveyed 2,494 people who were working remotely during the pandemic about their exercise habits before and after returning to work. Key findings: Returning to work in the office full-time, after being forced to work remotely during the pandemic has resulted in: 59.52% of non-exercisers are active[…]


45.85% of female runners have experienced harassment (Survey)

45.85% of female runners have experienced harassment (Survey)

RunRepeat recently surveyed 3,774 gym members and found more than 50% of women have been harassed at the gym while working out. To find out if this problem is isolated to gyms or a wider issue, we surveyed 4,709 runners* to understand the extent of harassment that runners face and what impact this has. For the purpose of this survey, a runner is defined as someone who runs at least once a week. Key findings: 45.85% of female runners have experienced harassment 9.56% of a[…]


50+ Science Backed Benefits of Push Ups

Push ups fall under the umbrella of a compound exercise, targeting multiple muscle groups that provide you with many different health benefits of exercise. To showcase the benefits of push ups, we have curated data from over 50 studies and found that overall, push ups are great for: Building muscle, strength and endurance in your arms, chest, and core Improving heart health and reducing cardiovascular disease risk Lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol Helping peop[…]