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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Letter to the Editor: Separating fatness from lack of fitness

By Sarmax. In many practical situations such as the treatment of hypertension, it is important to determine whether an improvement of condition following exercise prescription is due to an increase in aerobic fitness, or whether it simply reflects a reduction in body fat content (1) A previous review of 61 studies of training-induced changes in […]

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Reader Response: Rotator cuff tendinopathy

Photo by Lisa Bettany. By Nicola Maffulli, Umile Giuseppe Longo, Vincenzo Denaro, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Keele University School of Medicine We read with interest the Review Article “Rotator cuff tendinopathy: A review”, by Lewis. This manuscript may have been submitted before the publication of our investigations. Nevertheless, we […]

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The end-spurt does not require a subconscious intelligent system

By Samuele M Marcora, Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Bangor University, Wales To the Editor: I agree with Professor Tim Noakes that the presence of an end-spurt cannot be explained by either the traditional peripheral fatigue model, or the more recent negative feedback model proposed by Amann and […]

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