Tag SportsPhysiology

CORE skills aren’t SOFT

CORE of earth

In 1958, as NASA began it’s search for aerospace pilots, the job description listed the need for the following characteristics;   · Male (how 1950s?) · Approx 5’11” /180cm · Aged between twenty-five and forty · A science degree ·…

Maximising experiences

Wing mirror

I am a lucky boy. Lucky, lucky lucky (apologies if after only 8 words you are now singing Kylie Minogue’s hit or reciting sections of Monty Python’s Holy Grail). When I first started to work in high-performance I was fortunate…

Sleep to Win: Part 4 – Sleep and Competition

Sleeping woman

This blog continues the ‘Top 10 sleep principles’ focusing on competition and sleep. Introduction to Sleep and Competion Having made it to a competition, you really don’t want sleep to get in the way of performance. But here, sleep is…

Sleep to Win: Part 3 – Sleep and Travel

Sleeping woman

Introduction to Sleep and Travel  This blog continues the ‘Top 10 sleep principles’ with a focuse on travel and sleep. In our previous post we considered general sleep issues during training. We also suggested that routines were the guardians of…

Sleep to Win: Part 2- Sleep and Training

Sleeping woman

Introduction to Sleep and Training Evidence-based sleep management to support your performance and wellbeing The jury is still out on whether, by extending sleep beyond its typical duration, performance can be reliably enhanced (so-called ‘sleep extension’ interventions). What is certain,…

Sleep to Win: Part 1- Sleep and Sport

Sleeping woman

This blog continues the ‘Top 10 sleep principles’ focusing on competition and sleep. Introduction to the Sleep to Win Series In this guest blog series we hear from experts Kevin Morgan and Luke Gupta – on the vital component of…

1:59:59 marathon: Dr Jamie Pringle

Eliud Kipchoge

“The Sub-2 hour marathon… I think it’s a monumentally difficult challenge” Since its announcement last month, much has been made of Nike’s ‘Breaking2’ project: Three East African distance runners taking a collective shot at the sub-two-hour marathon in the spring…

Top 10 applications: 6. Training methods

bell curve

  This week’s topic, in my humble opinion, is the most neglected subject area in the Sports Science University education system*. If the evidence that I refer to is indirect I apologise, but in the sports science graduate population I…