Athletes have been told by coaches and trainers their whole lives that after running sprints, or doing any sort of workout, they should put their hands on their heads in order to help them catch their breath. Many athletes like to bend down with their hands on their knees to cool down after a hard workout to get more air.
Any athlete or coach will tell you it's a long battle of debates over who is right, and we now finally have an answer.
A screenshot from a 2019 study is going around the internet saying that the athletes have been correct all along and to get the most air after drills, you should actually lean down.
Players from every sport are chiming in to celebrate being correct and telling their coaches "I told you so."
Randomly, MC Hammer seems to have broken this news, and has received countless responses of people saying they feel lied to.
He said, "I have no clue where this study is from... I have no clue why we're getting this information from MC Hammer... But mannnn, if this isn't a win for every athlete in history... We all knew that hands on head thing was bogus!!!"
Watt was very passionate about the news and had a lot to say about it.
Here are some other reactions from people in the sports world:
NFL free agent Orleans Darkwa agreed with many, saying his "whole life is a lie."
These coaches are giving us all trust issues.
Now I'm no scientist, so I have no clue if Hammer's tweet is fact or fiction, but players seem to be taking it as fact, because of course they want to be right.
I noticed in many of the responses people were agreeing and explaining why the athletes have been correct all along, but again I'm no scientist and I'm definitely not an expert on exercise, so I can neither confirm nor deny. Anyone with actual scientific evidence is encouraged to reply.