Think before you run!

in Overuse injuries

Back in 2016, scientists announced that gravitational waves had finally been detected – exactly as predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity, published in 1915. How this will change the future for the man in the street is far from clear, but it almost certainly will, and who cannot be excited about the possibility of... MORE

Better living through chemistry?

in Other, Recovery nutrition

In 1996, Fatboy Slim released his debut album, ‘Better Living Through Chemistry’. It’s certainly true that modern Chemistry has given as a wonderful array of new materials and compounds, which have profoundly benefited lives all around the globe. Moreover, advances in our understanding of food chemistry and technology means that today’s athletes now have access... MORE

Do it right!

in Other

Being obsessed with the housing market and property prices, it’s perhaps no surprise that the British love DIY projects. According to ‘official statistics’, more than one in three homeowners now spend over £2,000 a year on home improvements. But all is not rosy in the DIY garden because stats also show that nearly one half... MORE

Hindsight is a wonderful thing

in Other

There’s an old Russian proverb that says ‘life must be lived forwards, but can only be understood backwards’. In other words, although we try to make the best decisions we can based on the best information we have at the time, the passage of time often reveals that our decisions were made on false or... MORE

Supplements: lies, damn lies and statistics!

in Other

The great leader Sir Winston Churchill once said “Don’t trust any statistics you didn’t fake yourself.” His rather cautious view of statistics is probably shared by many of us. After all, you’re no doubt aware of the phrase ‘lies and damn lies and statistics’, which essentially suggests that no matter how absurd an argument, there’ll... MORE

Different but equals

in Other

In today’s politically correct world, we’re supposed to say that there are no differences between men and women. But as everyone knows, that’s just not true. While women and men are equals, biological science has unequivocally demonstrated that they are different in many ways, including sport performance. With a higher level of muscle mass and... MORE

Too much of a good thing?

in Other

If you’re reading this, the chances are you’re already pretty physically active, and you’re not down the pub most nights, nipping out for frequent fag breaks and finishing off the evening with kebab and chips, so pat yourself on the back for being ahead of the game! But while you do that, try and spare... MORE

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