June, 2011  // Posts published in June, 2011

30 Jun 2011 Posted in High performance management

Home-ground advantage: International vs local differences

So today is the third and final installment in the series on home ground advantage, and it’s going to be a visual and quicker to read one (promise!).  That will be followed tomorrow by a video recap of the whole topic of home ground advantage, which will also be the “world debut” of our Science of […]

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29 Jun 2011 Posted in High performance management

Home-ground advantage, part 2: Super Rugby, travel and altitude

Yesterday, I did , and looked at three of the four factors that may influence performance at home or on the road.  The plan was to tackle the effects of  travel on home ground advantage in part 2, using some data from the Super Rugby tournament.  But, once I began writing this post on the Super […]

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29 Jun 2011 Posted in High performance management

Home-ground advantage in sport, part 1

This past week in South African sport was punctuated by, among other things, a discussion around travel and the effect it has on professional sports teams.  The specific subject was the Sharks, a professional rugby team from South Africa, who flew to New Zealand for a playoff match in the Super 15 Rugby competition.  That discussion […]

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06 Jun 2011 Posted in Barefoot running

Barefoot running, shoes, and born to run

A comprehensive discussion of the barefoot running debate, explaining the origins of the theory, its validity and potential stumbling blocks

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05 Jun 2011 Posted in Sports Science

ACSM overview: Wrapping up the high (and low) lights

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 […]

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02 Jun 2011 Posted in Sports Science

ACSM Day 1: Is sports science stagnant?

Day 1 of the meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine has come and gone, and I have to say that I have been fairly disappointed in the standard of the science, the quality of the presentations and the overall quality of the meeting so far. I hate to come across as negative (and […]

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