Page Turners Part 1

This Christmas break I told myself I'd work through, smash out 500-1000words per day, read 2-3 papers on top of this and still make time for my visiting family, my wife, training and walking the beagle. I'm pleased to say, I embraced the kiwi-down time (genuinely a work policy) and have spent much more time... Continue Reading →

Both Sides of the Fence: An Insider’s view of Sports Science

In this instalment of the series of posts on sports science perspectives I sit down with Phil Hurst, of Canterbury Christ Church University, and owner of some impressive personal bests on the track to discuss his opinions from both sides of the fence. Phil is studying attitudes towards supplementation and the placebo effect; recently his... Continue Reading →

Polo & Sports Science: an unlikely pair or a match made in heaven?

For a recent presentation delivered on this topic please click here for slides, and here for a video of the session. I've been wanting to write about Polo for over a year now. I had my first proper taste of it, through a kind introduction from my fiancee, at the Jaeger Le Coultre Gold Cup... Continue Reading →

‘The Power of One’ or The Value of Case Studies Part 1

I've finally succumbed and got round to writing a blog. Previously I'd not thought myself wise, interesting or opinionated enough to warrant jotting anything down, but some recent events, work with athletes and chats with colleagues really got me thinking. I'm passionate about sports science, but I'm perhaps most passionate about how 'we' communicate practice... Continue Reading →

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