Ross Tucker – The Science of Sport

  • The physiology of the cold: Why might women out-‘survive’ men?
    So this is a brief post, and it’s a written “mull”, in the sense that I wanted to share with you some thoughts.  Not answers, just theories and thoughts about that absolutely fascinating 2018 Boston Marathon.  As you know, it was a cold, wet and windy day in Boston, and ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 19-04-18
    1 month ago
  • 2018 Boston Marathon: Live splits and coverage
    Welcome to my coverage of the 2018 Boston Marathon.  The story today is going to be the cold, wet and windy conditions, which impose a unique challenge on the runners.  Expect very slow times, with some surprises because you can never predict who will handle the cold and wet best. ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 16-04-18
    1 month ago
  • Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes – a brief overview
    Sudden cardiac death is the subject of my latest #fourminutemull, and it’s a lousy, horrible, no-good topic.  It gets discussed, or though about, in the most tragic of circumstances, because it invariably means that a young, athletic person has died participating in sport.  Everything else is made trivial by comparison. ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 11-04-18
    1 month ago
  • Pacing physiology and the limit to performance: A #fourminute mull
    Here’s my latest #fourminutemull, and it’s a trip down memory lane, because it covers the physiology of pacing strategy and the limit of human performance, which is the subject I studied for my PhD. The bit at the end is something I always found enormously interesting. Having analysed the pacing ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 15-02-18
    3 months ago
  • Team Sky and Marginal Games
    Here’s a #fourminutemull I did on Saturday, in the aftermath of Dan Roan’s great work on obtaining a letter that had been sent by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) to British Cycling in the aftermath of the Jiffy Bag investigation.  In it, UKAD lists a series of processes and governance areas ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 15-01-18
    4 months ago
  • Should TUEs be banned from sport? A four minute mull
    In addition to the video, some supplementary thoughts.  I’ll be brief! Top Links to further reading In the video, I refer to the interview with Dr Paul Dimeo that triggered the mull.  Here is that article. That interview was itself inspired by a piece Paul wrote ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 12-01-18
    4 months ago
  • Four minute mull: Concussion, policy and awareness
    Today’s fourminutemull today is a continuation of the concussion theme that I raised in Episode 2 last week.  I wanted to share with you some additional points, that I think are quite important to this subject Specifically, I wanted to circle back to a graph that I used in ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 09-01-18
    4 months ago
  • The “soft” vs tough debate, and rugby’s concussion culture challenge: Four Minute Mull E2
    Towards the end of last year, there was some controversy in rugby circles when Manu Tuilagi, who plays for Leicester, was cited for a dangerous tackle in a match against Irish side Munster. The citing caused a split in opinion, with notable names like Brian O’Driscoll saying that the ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 04-01-18
    5 months ago
  • The Four Minute Mull 2018, E1
      Way back in 2006, I started this website in an attempt to offer sports science insights and processes to ongoing sports conversations.  The idea was that you’d watch the action on television, read about what happened in the papers, and then we’d have a conversation about “how” and ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 03-01-18
    5 months ago
  • Brief thoughts on Froome’s salbutamol result
    So by now you’ve read the news – if you haven’t, or even if you have, read it here, because Daniel Benson has done a really good job of explaining the story and some of its implications, and he has added good insights into what may come next. Chris Froome, ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 13-12-17
    5 months ago
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