Sport Science II

Premieres Oct. 16 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? How much lateral force does a basketball player’s killer cross-over generate – is it enough to break an ankle? Using matrix-like CGI animation, eye-popping high-speed footage and the most advanced scientific equipment, SPORT SCIENCE II breaks down the mechanics of sports like never before. Premiering Friday, October 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Discovery HD, this Emmy® Award-winning series brings together A-list professional athletes from every sport and a dream-team of scientists to test the limits of the human body.

Mixed Martial Arts fighter, Houston Alexander, tests the difference between natural and synthetic adrenaline in the

SPORT SCIENCE II laboratory, Friday, Oct. 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery HD.

Using the latest technology to isolate and define the mechanics behind athletic prowess, SPORT SCIENCE II deploys motion-capture technology to gauge velocity and aerodynamics to provide a better understanding of how athletes move and measure up, relative to impact and reaction times.

Attracting A-list names from the world of sports, ranging from the National Football League’s running back Rudi Johnson and PGA golfer Padraig Harrington to Major League Soccer’s forward Edson Buddle, SPORT SCIENCE II reveals astonishing results in athletic performance. Comprised of simulated sports environments – basketball courts, football fields and batting cages – the SPORT SCIENCE II laboratory answers the longest standing questions, the greatest debates and the most incredible myths in sports using advanced scientific technology.