When I enter the UK, often border officer asks me a question: -What is your profession, sir? -I am a sports scientist. -Wow! So what are you doing? Er…It is a good question. Indeed what I and all sport scientists do? Practical side. There is a practical side
Very often I hear that conditioning training in football ( and other sport games) should be “game-specific” thus it is stupid for a player to run laps as this do track-and-field athletes. Coaches have to develop player’s endurance with the small-side games (SSG) or, if the more structured workload is
“If you search for a black cat in a dark room for quite a long time, then, finally, you will find it …even if it does not exist.” Rephrasing of Confucius. In this blog, I will give an example of how a dubious interpretation of the facts leads to questionable
Recently I have visited Augsburg in Germany and used this opportunity to improve my knowledge about sports science support and strength and conditioning practice in high-level sport. Augsburg has a team in German ice-hockey premier division — Augsburger Panther. The team is currently on a 5-th place in the championship.
Changing the style of life is the only true way for long-term weight loss and at the same time for improving the physical and mental state. We have to realise that our environment has changed and there is no natural regulation of energy balance anymore. We don’t need to climb
Sometimes trainer may need high volume workouts for students who are healthy but unaccustomed to long runs. Such training may be useful for people who want to make a debut on long distances or lose weight. Whereas I am talking about healthy individuals, we should keep in mind that they
It is surprising to me why so many sports scientists continue to search the way to improve Skiba formula without questioning its primary input.
If you like drama, BBC can create it for you. And sports drama is one of the most exciting things to watch. Extreme efforts, extraordinary sacrifices and even risking a life for victory, aren’t these the beautiful examples of human’s endeavour and great will? Or…consequences of lousy organisation, negligence, and
Popular Science journals and the general public as well, don’t like negative results. Although such results may be valuable for science, people prefer ideas which promise fast and tremendous success. “Drink beetroot juice, and you run faster and longer!”, “Do our special TRX programme, and you gain incredible core strength!
Sport Science advice must be unbiased. Imagine you are tossing a coin. Suppose you got tails five times in a row. Now you are preparing for the next throw. What do you expect more: heads or tails? It is forgivable if you answered “heads” because we may intuitively think