Author archive for Daniel Kadlec

  • Always Stay Critical – Review 10

    By on 23/05/2022

    This is another excellent rant by Dan on how to decipher research better. In the following article and video, he will show you some disclaimers about the data from one of his Ph.D. studies.

  • Always Stay Critical – Review 9

    By on 23/03/2022

    In this episode, we will look at a cross-sectional within-subject study looking at biomechanical differences between the BSS and BS. Or, in more general terms, single-leg vs. double-leg exercises.

  • Always Stay Critical – Review 8

    By on 30/01/2022

    In this episode, Daniel reviews Petushek et al. (2021) and the value of assessing movement quality to determine its relationship with injury risk.

  • 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.

  • Always Stay Critical – Review 2

    By on 29/04/2021

    In this episode, Daniel provides an alternative interpretation for the recent publication by Miller et al. (2020) and what this could imply for training. This cross-sectional study checked how single and multijoint isometric strength and muscle mass are related to sprinting performance, yet what can we infer from cross-sectional observations?

  • Always Stay Critical – Review 1

    By on 24/03/2021

    When comparing groups of people in the way how they move, we first must make sure we do it in a way the acquired data can actually tell us something meaningful. Understanding and acknowledging some pitfalls when designing, conducting, and interpreting the data is crucial to NOT conclude something misleading or wrong.