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Sports science, for all its virtues and values, is often overlooked or fails to inspire real change. That's in part, because it isn't 'marketed' well enough to compete in the real world. Here's an example to inspire change.
Deviant thinking is a crucial driver of progress, but there's a point where it becomes extreme and unnecessarily polarizing. Balance and complexity are good...
There are many reasons to want to burn fat during exercise. For obvious reasons, in the context of the series I’m currently doing, people want to burn fat during exercise to lose weight. In that regard, one must emphasize that as much as we talk about weight loss, fat burning (or rather, a change in […]
No, not part 3 of the weight loss series, don’t worry. Rather, it’s a response to your many emails and comments to , and the principle of weight loss. As usual, there are too many good comments to do justice to with an answer, so I’ll thank you once again and move ahead to a […]
Thanks to everyone for your comments and emails in response to . It’s always great to debate the issues, and in this particular case, I value your thoughts even more because it will help steer the remainder of this series in a direction that I hope meets most expectations. I realized overnight what an enormous challenge […]
I’ve long felt that one of the biggest privileges of being in the field of exercise science is that what we (sports scientists, that is) study is relevant to just about everyone. If botanists have flowers and gardens, if astronomers have planets and stars, then sports scientists have…performance, and weight loss. For almost three years […]
First of all, a happy and prosperous New Year to everyone! We hope that 2008, an Olympic Year, brings everyone some Olympian success and prosperity! I trust that all are recovered from their New Year celebrations, perhaps you’ve even jotted down some resolutions for 2008? Here’s to making them last at least a week! Just […]
Earlier today I did a . The study found that Wii games, which are “active” and involve simulated hand and body movements by the players, burn more energy than the chosen X-Box 360 game (Project Gotham Racing). This has led to the inevitable marketing suggestion that Wii should form part of a weight loss strategy […]
It’s been a quiet period for us over the last week, but we’re sure you understand! If you are anything like us, you’ve been relieved to you open your e-mail inbox to see nothing but a few junk emails, none of which require thought as you hit ‘delete’ (We hope that this email, if you’re […]