We may as well jump straight in with the continuation of the scientific summary of the research done on 400m sprinter Oscar Pistorius. Yesterday, , done at the request of the IAAF in Germany, found that Pistorius used 25% less oxygen during a simulated sprint, and that his running mechanics were vastly different to those […]
The possibility that Oscar Pistorius has an advantage from his carbon-fibre blades is a topic that I honestly wasn’t going to cover on this site. For one thing, I’ve covered it already, dating back to 2007 when the story first emerged. And secondly, it inspires in people a reaction that buries the scientific question/debate in […]
An overview of the importance of genetic factors in determining sport, leading to the definition that training is nothing more than the realization of genetic potential. Both are equally vital.
The 10000 hour theory of deliberate practice for expert performance has gained traction in recent years. Here is why it is flawed, and potentially misleading for coaches, parents and HP managers
The Tour de France is now only one day away from finally answering every question posed of it, and its riders, almost three weeks ago. A time-trial in Grenoble holds the final answer: Schleck or Evans? But much fell into place during the Alp stages – we now know that Contador wasn’t quite up to […]