I shared this paper
on Twitter recently, with no idea that my notifications were about to blow up. It’s a really interesting article that tackles the use of terms such as load, training load, and workload within the sport science literature. It’s safe to say it turned out to be a controversial piece, but you can read some of the comments for and against here
Linear Force-Velocity Relationships:
Similarly, this letter
to the editor made for an interesting read in Sports Biomechanics
. Duane Knudson questions the increasingly common practice of fitting and extrapolating linear force-velocity relationships.
Sample Size Justification: This preprint
audits the justification given within Gait & Posture articles for their sample sizes, both before and after the journal introduced a requirement for authors to include such a justification. Intrestingly, the number of studies including a justification has increased, but the actual median number of participants included decreased slightly. A related preprint
discusses similar topics in the wider sports medicine literature.
Para Sport Articles
: Sports Biomechanics
have just made many of their Para sport articles from the last few years free for all to access during the month of September. You can check out many of the studies included in this list
Beer Mode or Coffee Mode:
Finally, I really liked this description
of the two modes of working: “In beer mode, you find inspiration. In coffee mode, you harvest it.”