The function of fun: cycling reduces PTSD symptoms in a group of high-risk adolescent involved in a community cycling programme

By Sue Lawrence RN Phd One-to-One Israel funds a cycling programme for youth that have experienced home and political instability, and are supported by social services. Our (me,the Centre of Abuse and Trauma Studies  and One-to-One Israel) research mission is to prove that sports improve post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms for these young people. Our research We developed […]

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Male Cyclists: bones, body composition, nutrition, performance

Dr Nicky Keay There has been much recent coverage regarding female runners suffering with health and performance issues due to relative energy deficiency in sports (RED-S). What about male athletes? A recent article about male cyclists who explained how they developed RED-S, did not receive as sympathetic a response as articles concerning female athletes. Yet multiple […]

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Cyclists: Make No Bones About It

By Dr Nicky Keay Competitive cyclists are potentially at risk of suboptimal bone health. Although cyclingis excellent for cardiovascular fitness, this type of non skeletal loading exercise does not mechanically stimulate osteogenesis (bone formation). This situation of low mechanical osteogenic stimulus to build bone can be compounded by restrictive eating patterns and associated hormone dysfunction of relative energy […]

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The Froome case: despite adherence to WADA regulations, is it physiologically possible that a urine sample can contain more than the permissible level of Salbutamol?

By Andrew J Simpson @andyjohnsimpson Four time Tour de France champion Chris Froome returned an ‘adverse analytical finding‘, in a urine sample collected on 7th September 2017 after Stage 18 of the Vuelta a Espana. Froome denies any wrong doing, insisting he is fully aware of, and compliant with, the World Anti Doping Agency’s (WADA) regulations […]

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Bringing new meaning to the “Golden Years”: making the case for Geriatric Sport and Exercise Medicine

By Jane Thornton, MD PhD Frenchman Robert Marchand’s name has become synonymous with incredible achievement two months ago after setting a new track cycling world record… at 105 years of age. Astounding as this is, it has only served to confirm something many of us sport docs already know: the body is built for adaptation. When […]

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Should you listen to music through earphones whilst cycling?

By Chris Oliver @cyclingsurgeon Whilst banning wearing headphones whilst cycling may seem obvious for safety reasons, this behaviour restriction could be unfounded. In the United Kingdom it is currently not illegal to wear headphones whilst cycling on public roads or cycle paths. One would think that listening to music may distract you from your surroundings. It may […]

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Bike Fitting – An introduction for physiotherapists

By Bianca Broadbent @Thecyclingphys  The whole experience of a bike fit is highly complex. It is also an area of ongoing significance for injury prevention.  In this blog, I outline the scientific rationale behind bike alignment, and discuss noteworthy trends and how you might utilise these with your current clients. A proper bicycle fit is essential […]

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An unlikely candidate, a year as Professor of Physical Activity for Health

By Prof Chris Oliver After losing over 12 stone in weight, cycling across America, becoming a cycle campaigner, writing some policy on active travel and starting a few physical activity projects I became honorary professor physical activity for health at the University of Edinburgh. The “Sit Less, Walk More” message had finally come home to […]

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Pedals, medals and splinters – working at the 2016 Track Cycling World Championships

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective – A BJSM blog series By Clint Gomes In March of this year I had the fortune to work at the 2016 Track Cycling World Championships in London. This was the first time that the annual event was held in the UK since the 2008 World Championships in […]

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Science of Cycling, Injury Prevention: 20 to 22 June 2014 Australian Institute of Sport, European Training Centre. Varese, North Italy.

A three day conference involving a Friday evening Masterclass, Saturday Symposium and Sunday Practical workshops. The content is focused towards Cycling Related Injury Management, with a detailed analysis of the theory and practice of Bike Set-Up and Body Assessment of the cyclist. Muscle Activation in Cycling and the Biomechanics of Cycling will be discussed, within a clinical reasoning framework, especially in relation […]

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