Sport Performance and RED-S, insights from recent Annual Sport and Exercise Medicine and Innovations in Sport and Exercise Nutrition Conferences

By Dr Nicky Keay The Holy Grail of any training program is to improve performance and achieve goals. Periodisation of training is essential in order to maximise beneficial adaptations for improved performance. Physiological adaptations occur after exercise during the rest period, with repeated exercise/rest cycles leading to “super adaptation”. Adaptations occur at the system level, for […]

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From population based norms to personalised medicine: Health, Fitness, Sports Performance

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. – World Health Organisation 1948 By Dr Nicky Keay There has been criticism of this definition, arguing that the word “complete” has opened the door to today’s more medicalised society. However, this trend coincides with increased volume of “patients” seeking […]

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USEMS 2016 National Student Sports Medicine Conference – The Highlights!

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Tej Pandya The 2016 USEMS Student sports medicine conference was held in Manchester on Saturday 12th November. One hundred and fifty keen students attended from all across the UK -representing many different professions. It was fantastic to see such a high level of […]

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This week’s answer to MOOC question: Professor Louise Burke on fitness, weight loss and abnormal menstrual periods

Each week students in Professor Ian Shrier’s (@McGillU) Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ask questions. One questions is answered by our world expert panel on the BJSM blog. Here’s this week’s question. Q: I have been working hard in gym over the last 6 months. I got cool muscles and I look very fit. I […]

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BJSM Virtual Conference – RED-S, FAT and ACL (Enough abbreviations?)

A monthly round-up of podcasts and articles  By Steffan Griffin (@lifestylemedic) Not only does the start of this month bring some fantastic sporting events but also another of our Virtual Conferences. This one is inspired by this fantastic recent podcast with Pippa Bennett, who addresses Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) and anterior cruciate ligament […]

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‘The fatigued athlete’ and RED-S: Lessons from the field and the BASEM spring conference

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective, a monthly blog series By Dr Khine Swe Win I recently attended the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) spring conference, “The fatigued athlete” in Manchester. It provided the latest evidence in diagnosis, prevention and management of underperformance syndromes. Unsurprisingly, the new IOC consensus statement on Relative Energy Deficiency […]

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