19/07/2021By Daniel Kadlec 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.
17/06/2021By Daniel Kadlec 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.
29/04/2021By Daniel Kadlec 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?
24/03/2021By Daniel Kadlec 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.
25/02/2021By Mladen Jovanovic on 25/02/2021
In the following two videos and a PDF report, I am going to re-analyze the paper by Clancy et al. using bootstrap magnitude-based approach (using bmbstats package) and mixed-effects model in R language.
14/02/2021By Adriano Arguedas Soley on 14/02/2021
In this article, Adriano outlines Taleb’s Barbell Strategy for Risk in Financial Investment and details how high-performance sport programs may benefit from categorizing the risk potential of individual training elements to safeguard sustainability and promote aggressive growth.
04/11/2020By Yoeri Pegel on 04/11/2020
Part of the beauty of the Olympic lifts is that they allow the athletes to get ballistic intent in, without actually becoming projectiles themselves. Read more on the subject in the following article.
21/07/2020By Adriano Arguedas Soley on 21/07/2020
On reading both early and contemporary research, books and case observations, as well as when attending conference presentations, lectures and consultancies, one is amazed by the diversity of models, theories, philosophies, rationales and approaches to address similar problems.