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SC Newsletter #1

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New this week

🎙 Podcast: Ryan King, Performance Strategist

“Responsibility at the practitioner level sits with asking, “How did you support? What are the mechanisms of that support? What is the impact of that support?”

It should never be, “I’ve got 3 gold medals on my CV!”

It should be that I’ve worked with a number of athletes that can objectively tell you a story about how I’ve had an impact

There’s a halo of success that often comes with associating yourself with a successful team”

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📃 Blog: Pouring ice on adaptation

Post-exercise cooling impairs muscle protein synthesis rates in recreational athletes

This paper led by Cas Fuchs in Luc van Loon’s group is an interesting addition to the literature, creating a growing evidence base for the potential negative effect of cold water immersion – in this case impairing myofibrillar protein synthesis rates (i.e. uptake of protein by the muscle).

The specific lesson is that as applied physiologists, conditioning coaches, sports scientists is that we need to think again (or at least very carefully) about the short, medium and long term consequences of recovery methods.

Read more here

Social post of the week: One for the students

Dr Tom Brownlee on Linkedin

But I can’t get experience because I don’t have experience.” This is something I hear often from students wishing to work in the applied sporting world. When you dig down frequently you find that they may not be considering all possibilities. Read more here

Applied Practitioner Course news

The Applied Pro Practitioner Courses currently have a discount code offering £50 off the normal price.

The code of APPLIED2022 is the one to use at checkout. Though the code expires on 15th November

Applied Pro Courses

In the community

(links below are for community members, click here to join potentially a good idea if Twitter gets too crazy)

📆 Upcoming Community Events

  • “Professional Sport Vs Olympic Sport – Same But Different” & S&C meet up – 23rd Nov 7pm
  • “Recovery focus” & physiology / nutrition* meet up – 24th Nov 7pm
  • “Data Visualisation focus” & Performance Analysis meet up – 29th Nov 5pm
  • “Current landscape of Sport Psychology” & psychology meet up – 1st Dec 8pm

🎥 Replay of the week

‘Breaking through and creating impact’ Q&A with Jo Clubb

With extensive and impactful career in professional football, ice hockey and American football, Jo has been a pioneer in creating impact for players in the backroom team in male dominated sports.

🏅Top threads

Thought for the week:

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”

Read more in the community

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Take care