Oops I opened a can of worms!

Yesterday’s blog on research in sports got an interesting response, from nodding agreement to being told it was “utter crap!” The critics said I was talking up the “personal anecdote” and that without research we can’t know about “causal inference” i.e. what really has created the change we observe. Two good points, to be fair. […]

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Research isn’t everything…

BBC’s Panorama this week exposed the paucity of evidence behind some of the products involved in sports. I have to say, overall, I wasn’t impressed with the programme – they had an agenda and fought to find evidence to suggest these products didn’t work. A more balanced view would have been more helpful but it […]

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Resistance training and running

Resistance Training (RT) means the use of some form of resistance against muscular actions of the body. Commonly this can involve free weights, such as dumbells or kettlebells or weights machines such as leg press, leg extension or hamstring curl. RT and distance running haven’t always had an easy relationship. Many people believe that RT […]

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