Category Archive: Sports Science

Constant Attacks & Never Quitting; ‘Shut Up, Legs!’ Why we changed our name

[The blog will be moving to http://www.Shutup-legs.com over the Easter break, just note it isn’t quite up yet; want our launch newsletter? Might even get a few words from the Great Jens Voigt!] Jens… Continue reading

Use of heart rate monitors by endurance athletes: Lessons from Triathletes

  Monitoring our heart’s physiological response to changes in exercise intensity during physical activity – that’s a fancy way of saying your heart rate going up & down – can be used as… Continue reading

How does Mo Farah run that fast? Preview to the Olympic Champion’s London Marathon Attempt

“Being in that shape does have a short window. That’s one of the things I’ve been trying to say to Mo. Appreciate it while it’s there. When you’re there you think it’s going… Continue reading

Sports Big Data &Analytical Tattoos: Optimized Performance with Biosensors

Biosensory devices linked to smartphone apps have already become part of elite sports. Athletes & their performance coaches are using wearable technology to capture and communicate data – electrocardiography or pulse oximetry (a non-invasive way… Continue reading

Cycling Science in the Tour of Flanders – Cobbles & Breakaways

#CobbleScience – Click to Tweet I hope your Sunday is free, one of the most eagerly-anticipated races in professional cycling, the second of the five monuments and the biggest Flemish race of the year –… Continue reading

What does lasers have to do with cycling?!?

Unfortunately an ebook pdf doesn’t allow me to put this article’s conclusion (video) right in front of you – so here we have innovation number 3! Bring out the Laser For some time,… Continue reading

No more Ice Baths – Cycling innovation No2

More on the next steps in cycling innovation [going to combine the top 10 innovations in an easy ebook asap; you are welcome to sign up to our newsletter As you may have seen… Continue reading

Using Heart Rate to measure training adaptation and fatigue

Over the last few weeks I have been using the MIO Alpha heart rate sports watch (no body strap needed) to monitor my training progress and prevent burnout. Now like many athletes you… Continue reading

Preview: 10 Innovations that will change elite cycling performance in Rio 2016 (ebook coming soon)

[This is a preview for our upcoming ebook on innovation in elite cycling performance. If you want to get the full document on its release, please sign up to our monthly newsletter] In the mold… Continue reading

Sex and training – Do cyclists have to sacrifice more than Saturday morning lie-ins?

Athletes and coaches the world over have long subscribed to the belief that it’s best to abstain from sex before athletic competitions.Boxing legend Muhammad Ali allegedly abstained from sex a month and a… Continue reading