February, 2009  // Posts published in February, 2009

12 Feb 2009 Posted in Series/Sports Science

Exercise and aging Part 2

Autumn Jogger in Central Park - NYC. Photo by Flickr user ChrisGoldNY

Yesterday we began a . To remind you, here’s the graph minus the notes from yesterday: I’ve indicated the records for 30 years, 50 years and 72 years, just to illustrate the main point of today’s post. You can work out who holds the 30-year old record if you want (hint: He is one of […]

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11 Feb 2009 Posted in Series/Sports Science

Exercise and aging Part 1

Old runner. Photo by Flickr user Stephen Matthews (gingerman)

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve had time to lift my head and do any kind of series on exercise physiology, having instead been confined (happily, I might add) to current affairs in the world of sports science and management. However, this past week, the following story caught my eye: 60 year old runner from […]

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10 Feb 2009 Posted in Doping/Rugby/US sports

Doping, management and inquisitions


It’s been a pretty controversial last 48 hours for US sport, with the revelations that Alex Rodriguez, the owner of baseball’s richest ever contract ($275 million over 10 years with the Yankees) has admitted to using steroids during a period from 2001 to 2003. It means that one of baseball’s great heroes is now tainted with the same […]

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