Ross Tucker – The Science of Sport

  • Nullius in Verba: Sports Science, Sports Sense and High Performance sport
    Last Friday I spent the day at Arsenal FC’s training facility in the north of London. I gave a presentation to their Sports Science/HP department (research, S&C, medical, youth coaches, nutrition, physiotherapy and data analysts) In today’s Short Thought on Sport, I wanted to share that presentation with you. Because ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 23-01-19
    20 hours ago
  • The UCI Tramadol ban, and one brief thought on painkillers in sport
    From planes to trains – today’s Short Thought on Sport in on the UCI’s tramadol ban and painkillers in sport! It comes to you a train somewhere between London St Pancras and St Albans City station, where I’m headed to spend the weekend with Arsenal Football club ahead of their ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 18-01-19
    6 days ago
  • Can you get 8 guys, non-West African descent, to run 9.08s? No way
    I missed my short thought yesterday – just a crazy busy day of meetings and last minute prep before a work trip to the UK and Paris starting today, so apologies for that. Because I’m killing some time on the plane, my short thought is coming to you from 10353m ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 17-01-19
    7 days ago
  • The Curious Case of Dr Freeman and the Testogel, and Conspiracy Contortionism in denial of fire
    I wonder when we reached the point where the person who views Team Sky’s unprecedented success through deeply skeptical eyes is the one who is closer to looking at the more plausible explanation? The point where a person attempting to rationalize the never-ending drip feed of deceit and lies ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 15-01-19
    1 week ago
  • WADA, Russian doping, ‘realpolitik’ and the ignored voice of athletes
    So here’s a funny little anecdote to kick off today’s Short Thought on Sport. Last year in November, I was in London for the World Rugby Annual Medical and Scientific Conference. We stay at a place called The Lensbury in Teddington, and they have, as far as “hotel” gyms go, ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 14-01-19
    1 week ago
  • Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who’s the fittest of them all?
    For the weekend, an easier, less weighty topic of discussion… Here’s a question, one that might stimulate debate over a beer or a glass of wine this weekend (and really, I recommend having a few before entering a discussion, because it’s that sort of debate): Who is the fittest ‘athlete’ ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 11-01-19
    2 weeks ago
  • Concussion rates in rugby: Rates down, now pull on ONE rope, all together
    Today’s short thought is not that short. It was inspired by a handful of emails and WhatsApp conversations I had with various colleagues and friends yesterday. I basically took what I had said in those and turned it into an article on Concussion risk decreasing in England’s professional rugby competition, ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 10-01-19
    2 weeks ago
  • Twitter: A vacuum of intellectual depth
    Top Here’s my problem with Twitter Twitter is a vacuum of intellectual depth. Not for the reasons you probably think of first. Yeah, there are many screaming clueless voices there. That’s OK. It’s the reason to be there, not the reason to avoid it. I mean something ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 09-01-19
    2 weeks ago
  • NUDGE: A data-driven attempt at reducing concussion risk in rugby. A process explained
    In mid-October, I attended The Collision Sport Conference, a meeting put together by a number of sports that involve contact and have injury considerations including concussion.  Those sports are the NFL (who organized this particular one), World Rugby (who did last year’s), the CFL, the AFL, as well ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 16-10-18
    3 months ago
  • Letter to BJSM reinforcing call for retraction of IAAF research on testosterone in women
    Top Retraction Warranted: Unreliable Data and Findings in IAAF-sponsored Research in BJSM Roger Pielke, Jr., University of Colorado Boulder Ross Tucker, University of Cape Town Erik Boye, Oslo University Hospital Below is a full replication of a letter that we (the three named scientists above) have ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 02-08-18
    6 months ago
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