E-letter: An earlier community study

In response to “What factors are associated with physical activity in older people, assessed objectively by accelerometry?” (abstract, full article): We have read with interest the recently reported accelerometer study of physical activity in community-living seniors in Oxfordshire (1). Subjects were observed for 7 days, apparently in the winter or the spring, although the only […]

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E-letter: Race success in Triple Iron Triathlon associated with running performance

Dear Editors, Knechtle and Kohler have considered the factors relating to overall performance in triple ironman triathlon. There are however several other considerations which must be made when looking at total race time. The mental preparation needed for ultra-endurance events may have a significant impact on total race time. This can limit training time and […]

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E-letters: Relative age effects in NHL draftees revisited

A response to Hancock, Ste-Marie and Young (2008) by Joseph Baker and A. Jane Logan, York University. We appreciate the thoughtful review of our manuscript by Hancock, Ste -Marie and Young.(1) In this brief response, we reconsider the issues raised in their review and continue the discussion of relative age effects in National Hockey League […]

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E-letter Re: Separating Fatness from Fitness

By Bethany B. Barone and Kerry J. Stewart, Johns Hopkins University The use of absolute versus weight standardized maximal oxygen consumption during fitness testing has been debated, especially in the context of intervention trials that may induce weight change. We recently showed that exercise training-related changes in exercise systolic blood pressure (SBP) were independently predicted […]

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