Physiology

Symmetrical knees and sprint performance: The Jamaican secret?

2014-01-08: A recent study found that sprint performance in Jamaicans was related to the symmetry of their knees. The media pounced, and explained Usain Bolt's…

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Eero Mäntyranta – Finland’s champion. 1937-2013: Obituary

2013-12-31: Eero Mantryranta died yesterday at the age of 76. A 7-time Olympic medalist from Finland, his remarkable story is relevant to the science of performance.…

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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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The Kenyan advantage: Is it calf elasticity?

2013-01-15: Recent research suggests that calf elasticity is the source of Kenya's running advantage. The truth is a little more…

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Limits to human performance: Lessons from men and women

2010-11-28: Yesterday, I did a , looking at whether we are close to reaching a ceiling of human performance?  As mentioned, it has been a recurring…

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The limit of human performance: How much faster?

2010-11-27: Today we revisit a topic that seems to run like carousel, popping up once every few months on the site – how much faster can…

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2 hour marathon physiology

2010-09-04: The other day, I did a , inspired by an interesting article published in the Journal of Applied Physiology.  That was part 1, focusing on…

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Chris Solinsky – the fastest “big guy” ever

2010-05-05: The interesting stories are coming thick and fast just lately.  Too fast to post on, which is why we didn’t cover the story of Chris…

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Mind vs Matter

2009-01-14: Yesterday’s , and the role of mental aspects to performance, left off with the short recap of a fatigue series that I wrote almost a…

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