Summary: Need useful links for new Sportscience issue
- Thanks to the four people who replied to my request for useful links,
as below. They suggested a podcast, a blog, and two websites. I
think I will use the links to the blog and podcast.
The podcast looked and sounded slick, but I had too much to do to listen for more than a few minutes.
The blog had links to other blogs, including one on running by Amby
Burfoot! So far I've had no time for more than a quick squizz. Getting them by email seems to be a reasonable option to keep
up with current news and opinions.
The brianmac site appears to be a comprehensive accessible training
site, high on content and low on hype.
The istadia website appeared to be offering some kind of
networking/marketing service rather than content.
Please get back to me with any other interesting podcasts, blogs, or sites.
From: Gordon Chalmers
I have found the new web site hosted by Bill Kraemer and others to be
interesting and a unique learning opportunity, listening to the
training views of strength and conditioning coaches of professional
teams (American so far).
Also, video demonstrations of some exercises for students to see.
The audio recordings are also available as pod casts at iTunes.
From: "Burfoot, Amby"
Will: If you haven't already seen this. I don't know
how they're going to keep up their output, but these
two seem to have a lot of energy.
This website may be of interest to you: http://www.brianmac.co.uk It
has lots of information related to sports physiology.
From: Rob Robson
I saw your post on the sportscience Yahoo group about useful links.
I'd really appreciate it if you could link to iStadia.com. I think it
could be a really valuable resource for anyone interested in sport
science, to develop their network or market themselves.
I'm more than happy to give you more information about us - but
basically myself and my business partner (Keith Irving) are sport
pscyhologists and are keen to create a global community of sport and
exercise professionals. We are a business and eventually will
probably charge for a premium membership, but people wil always be
able to access the site and some form of membership for free.
Have a look around at http://www.istadia.com
- Dear List members
Our new sportscience/rehab clinic in Hong Kong needs a reliable/valid
automated gas analysis system and we are considering a range of
options (such as Oxycon, Cortex, Parvo, Medgraphics etc). I am
familiar with most of these systems, except the latest Medgraphics
CPX Ultima (it does more than we need and is certainly not the
cheapest, but many labs/hospitals in HK have it and some
compatibility is a bonus, but not critical). Could anyone on the
list send any comments on how they have found the reliability (and
ideally the validity) of the CPX Ultima (no one seems to have
published a study on this - but brutally honest anecdotal comments
from users are often even more valuable). If you own/use one of
these, can you please send a brief comment to me on how good is it,
any problems, and with the benefit of hindsight would you buy another
Any help much appreciated.
Dr Duncan Macfarlane
Hong Kong University