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The physiology of the cold: Why might women out-‘survive’ men?

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 01:31
Boston 2018 was one for the archives. A brutally cold, wet and windy day made for incredible, unpredictable elite races, and a whole lot of DNFs! There's a theory that women did better in this regard than men, and this post explores cold physiology, and what factors MIGHT explain why women MIGHT be able to handle the extreme cold better than men The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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2018 Boston Marathon: Live splits and coverage

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 08:51
Welcome to my live coverage of the 2018 Boston Marathon, where I'll post splits, projections and thoughts as both races develop. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes – a brief overview

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 03:07
Sudden cardiac death is a spectre that looms over sport. When apparently healthy and fit athletes die during sport, it triggers questions and grief. The latest such case is that of Michael Goolaerts, a Belgian pro-cyclist who died during the 2018 Paris-Roubaix. This video provides an overview of the prevalence, possible causes, and challenges facing prevention. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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Pacing physiology and the limit to performance: A #fourminute mull

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:39
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. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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Team Sky and Marginal Games

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 02:51
UKAD sent a scathing letter to British Cycling, outlining a series of improper and sub standard processes and governance issues in the aftermath of their Jiffy Bag Investigation. The letter shatters the illusion of Marginal gains by the most professional, well run team in cycling, while the inaction by UKAD despite all the problems reveals the impotence of anti-doping bodies. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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Should TUEs be banned from sport? A four minute mull

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 02:09
Should TUEs be banned? The Therapeutic Use Exemption exists to solve a tricky challenge for elite athletes, allowing them to compete despite chronic or acute medical problems. But it's become clear that the system is often abused, leading to a loss of trust in the system. In this four minute mull, I look at that debate, offering perspectives from both sides, and here, share some thoughts around four things I think should change to restore the TUE integrity. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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