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Coach Bobby McGee interviews Ross about the myth of lactate and what it means for coaches and athletes
Jonathan came across the video below earlier today. Now, I must confess that I had never heard of the speaker, a Dr Thomas Rowland. Nor have I had the opportunity to read the book about which he speaks in this interview, called “The Athlete’s Clock“. But the concept grabbed my attention immediately, because as you […]
The latest four minute mull explores pacing strategies, physiology and fatigue. In so doing, I offer a theory for the limits to human performance existing at the point where the "reserve" that physiology maintains is no more, the endspurt disappears, and humans are at the limits of what is physiologically possible.
Looking back on 2011, but through an academic lens, leaves the impossible task of trying to pick a research highlight. I guess in much the same way as your choice of a Sports Star of the Year would be influenced by your choice of sport (Messi, Djokovic, Cavendish or Wellington), the choice of most exciting […]
Thanks to all for weighing in on the last post on the stagnant nature of sports science. Or rather, some aspects of sports science. I know that the last week may have felt a little like an “insider conversation”, but moving forward, I’m going to widen the scope and tackle some intriguing topics, inspired mostly […]
We introduce and contrast two theories for fatigue - peripheral and central models, along with examples, and introducing pacing strategy
On Tuesday, we introduced a new series on Fatigue and Performance, which, based on the comments and responses so far, promises to provide much food for thought, interesting discussion and a few strong opinions! And thinking about the subject (see my thoughts at the bottom of this post), it’s clear that the most difficult part of […]
Here’s one of the million dollar questions in sports sciences today: How is it possible for a 10km runner to SPEED UP in the final 400m of his race? And if he had that “reserve capacity” all along, why did he not speed up 800m before the end? Or 2km? The whole way? As you […]