Fatigue/Central Governor

2016 publications: From the armchair to the site, via these journals

2016-10-18: Much of what you read here on this site is my attempt to translate the research I'm interested in, and which can be applied to…

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Perception is everything. Or is it? The simplification of fatigue

2014-05-13: Fatigue is complex. Yet scientists continue to simplify it for the sake of their arguments. I offer a critique of this approach, and some…

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Kenyan runner’s dramatic finish. But is it an “insult” & “slavery”?

2014-05-01: A dramatic video of a Kenyan marathon runner staggering to the finish line sparked criticism and debate. I discuss the physiology & medical dilemma of…

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Central governor and lactate mythology: Video interviews

2013-05-29: Coach Bobby McGee interviews Ross about the myth of lactate and what it means for coaches and…

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Men's elite field at the 2013 London Marathon

Pacing, fatigue and the brain. Lessons from London

2013-05-04: The 2013 London Marathon highlighted the importance of pacing strategy. The science of pacing, and thus fatigue, offers fascinating insights to the limits of…

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The Central Governor and the Athlete’s Clock: Pacing and performance

2011-03-14: 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…

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Ross speaks: Fatigue and the brain

2009-10-16: Anticipatory regulation of exercise Apologies for the delay in posting after my lecture last week at UIC – the Chicago Marathon came and went, and…

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Pacing strategy and limits to performance

2009-10-08: Well, I have arrived in Chicago after a great couple of days in Washington, and now the build-up to the Chicago 2009 Marathon can begin!…

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Fatigue examined

2008-01-01: The mystery of Fatigue: At the “centre of the physiology universe” lies the question of what limits exercise performance? Even the definition of fatigue is…

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