Always Stay Critical Column

  • Always Stay Critical – Review 7

    By on 11/11/2021

    In this episode, Daniel reviews the relative contribution of muscle and tendon work in vertical jump tasks between good and poor performers by McBride (2021) and how this should impact our training foci.

  • Always Stay Critical – Review 6

    By on 06/10/2021

    In this episode, Daniel reviews the importance of training availability on competition outcome by Raysmith et al. (2016) and highlights how we undervalue absence of injury and illness.

  • Always Stay Critical – Review 5

    By on 14/08/2021

    In this episode, Daniel reviews the intensity assessment of plyometrics by Sugisaki et al. (2013) and highlights how little we focus on joint-by-joint demands than prescribing jumping activities.

  • Always Stay Critical – Review 4

    By on 19/07/2021

    In this episode, Daniel reviews the meta-analysis by Elliot et al. (2020) and highlights how little confidence we have in brain-based training. More specifically, this paper shows that fMRI studies, one of our “best” method to check what’s going on in the brain, are not reliable.

  • Always Stay Critical – Review 3

    By on 17/06/2021

    In this episode, Daniel reviews the results by Damas et al. (2019) and highlights how little adaptive certainty we can attribute to distinct resistance training methods. More specifically, this intervention study determined the change in muscle size after different resistance training approaches and highlighted the inherent between-subject variability.