Tag Archives: bullshit detector

Performance Optimal: Can micro-dosing really improve performance?

In a continuing series of articles and podcast as we lead up to the World Cycling Championships in September, I delve into doping through micro-dosing. As testing has became more stringent in the 2000’s, it is believed that athletes, including pro cyclists, moved to micro-dosing drugs like EPO to reap...
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Peer-review research: What you need to know!

There are two things you may have realized about me, the podcast, and the blog is that I have a love-hate relationship with peer-review, but that I also hate reading bullshit advice/opinions. There is so much conflicting and misleading information on the internet now its nearly impossible to discern what...
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Bullshit Science: Advertisements are not research

One of the trends I think we’ve all seen in recent years are the number of formerly good websites that disguise paid advertisements as independent articles. In fact, it has become difficult for me to actually read an article on any Competitor website (e.g., Velo) article without feeling like someone...
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The anti-protein movement: More bullshit “evidence”

Look, I get it. Some people have an agenda. Maybe they’re naive or gullible, or maybe they believe something so much they have to dig up anything they can to prove their point (i.e., confirmation bias).¬†As Mark Twain once said: “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t...
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Cool hands improve performance?

Like most athletes and coaches, I am always looking for new competitive advantages. Moreover, I have an intense interest in thermoregulation as a limiter of performance. So when former podcast guest Dr. Tom Swensen passed along some press materials on the impact of hand cooling, no doubt to get me...
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Calling it science means showing the science

Remember, being skeptical is a key component to good science. Matt posed a question to me on Facebook regarding a new BOOK suggesting milk is the leading cause of osteoporosis (http://www.news-medical.net/news/2005/09/12/13120.aspx?page=2). I personally see how this contradicts all of the research I’ve seen. Yes, I have not read this book,...
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