Reflecting on the Athens Olympics, one image comes to mind - the
vision of track cyclist and Olympic gold medallist, Ryan Bayley on
the start line for the second race in the sprint final. I remember
the commentator directing our attention to the look on Ryan’s
face. He announced “Ryan is mustering up every ounce of aggression
he has.” As the camera zoomed in, you could feel the energy.
Typically within the realms of the conventional “Sports Scientist” skill acquisition is a
critical component in the development of performance over a long period of time. This
article will challenge the more traditional views of skill development and maintenance,
providing an alternative methodology for learning.
This model utilises the “Kinaesthetic Sensory Channel” whilst understanding the
organization of mo...
As the triathlon season rapidly approaches, we now turn our attention to
getting the ‘hard yards’ done. We often ask ourselves, ‘why do we do this?’
Most athletes will ask themselves this question a number of times during their
racingcareer. Self-doubt and the endless sacrifices we make for sport
often get on top of us and test our resolve. What makes elite athletes
participate with such ease? Why do some athletes...