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  • Powell & Simpson’s bans cut to 6 months: Broad implications -

    sportsscientists.com 16 Jul '14, 3pm

    Taking a rest from cycling a day after the rest day in the Tour de France, the news yesterday came through that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) had partially sided with Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson in their appeal against an 18-month doping ban for a failed test . The ini...

  • 4 quick thoughts on the 1st mountain finish of #2014TDF in my latest: Nibali's "performance comp…

    Tour’s first mountain finish: Quick take -

    sportsscientists.com 14 Jul '14, 7pm

    In other words, what we saw today was a performance, not only from Nibali but also from those nearest him on the stage, that is at least comparable to anything produced between 2002 and 2007, the height of the doping era . The rest of the top six on the day, incidentally, fell just be...

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    profile of a sprint: What does it take to win a sprint stage?

    sportsscientists.com 08 Jul '14, 10am

    The main limitation of the presented data set, with regard to this specific analysis, is that power data were recorded from different sprinters during different competitions. For future studies it would be interesting to compare files from several sprinters competing against each othe...

  • 2014 Tour de France: Performance analysis ready

    sportsscientists.com 05 Jul '14, 10am

    The previously mentioned Ammatti Pyoraily , who within minutes of a stage finish will tell you the climbing times, and the estimated power outputs using a few different calculation methods. He then gets access to SRM files, makes those comparisons and is invaluable. He is ridiculed by...

  • ACSM Day 1: Is sports science stagnant?

    sportsscientists.com 06 Jul '14, 8pm

    Day 1 of the meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine has come and gone, and I have to say that I have been fairly disappointed in the standard of the science, the quality of the presentations and the overall quality of the meeting so far. I hate to come across as negative (...

  • The Vibram lawsuit, barefoot running and science perspectives

    Vibram lawsuit, barefoot running and science perspectives

    sportsscientists.com 15 May '14, 10am

    What is the effect of fatigue and overuse on barefoot running biomechanics and muscle function? Clearly, some individuals change the loading pattern and thus muscle loading significantly when barefoot. That must come at a cost, not only for performance, but also for the threshold befo...

  • Perception is everything. Or is it? The simplification of fatigue

    Perception is everything. Or is it? The simplification of fatigue

    sportsscientists.com 13 May '14, 9am

    Each green line there represents one individual, the blue is the group average. You can see how the control and placebo groups show a similar decrease to that measured in the hypoxia study I summarized above, but the Fentanyl trial shows a much larger decrease of 46%, which means that...

  • Tour de France 2009: Contador VO2max

    sportsscientists.com 21 Jun '14, 2pm

    What we should rather do, and I hope can be done after this Tour, is to look at the average of all the major climbs – Arcalis, Verbier, Col de Colombiere, Col de Ronne, and see how the power output goes on average. Why? Because doping’s biggest impact may not be on the single performa...

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