Category Archives: Research

Running more miles relates to faster races for some, but not more injuries

Following twitter I often read arm chair experts draw erroneous conclusions on many studies, so I was not surprised to read world-renowned armchair physiologist Alan Couzans conclude that a recent study by Fokkema et al. supported the notion that high volume is the secret to fast performance. Why? Because Alan’s...
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Metabolic efficiency: More smoke and mirrors coaching

ESP Tipcast 89: Clearing the smoke and breaking the mirrors on Metabolic Efficiency This article first appeared July 1, 2016. The article is republished here with a brief addition near the end (BLUE TEXT) The fitness and nutrition market is driven by sexy new terms and training methods. Few have garnered more...
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Join our research project

Make the most of your indoor training and become a citizen scientist by participating is bike to run study. Mary Baldwin University and Norfolk State University are conducting a joint study on how pacing during cycling impacts subsequent running performance during duathlon and triathlon. Interested? Here’s what we’re looking for:...
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Home Testing Ideas

In my recent Tipcast I discussed using the current lock down for COVID-19 to conduct your own research projects. The following short article offers ideas and methods for some easy at home tests. Sweat Rate: This one is pretty easy, but takes several tests to get a good average. It’s...
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ESP Tipcast 86 Addendum: Meldonium Mayhem

You can checkout the ESP PODCAST here   References Dombrova et al. (2016) Pharmacological effects of meldonium: Biochemical mechanisms and biomarkers of cardiometabolic activity. Pharmocological Research. In press. Seppälä. (2016) FINADA – Meldonium, or mildronate. Sjaste et al. (2005) Mildronate: an antiischemic drug for neurological indications. CNS Drug Review. 11(2):151-68. Stuart et al. (2016) Meldonium...
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The Great Cadence Debate: References

Here is a list of the research I used for my Triathlon Cadence Series in April. While not an exhaustive list, it includes many of the most relevant articles on the topic. Most interesting in a brand new publication by Whitty et al. showing that low cadence interval training improves cycling performance...
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