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Rise of the UK High Performance System - Panel Discussion
In Part 2 of 3 podcasts on the UK High Performance System, Steve Ingham, Jamie Pringle and Rosie Mayes discuss its rise, having gone from 36th on the medal table in 1996 Olympics to 2nd at the Rio Olympics in 2016, becoming a global sporting superpower. This episode charts the necessary focus that came with the award of the home games, what challenges it brought and how the roles change under mounting pressure and resource.
Nutritional Strategies for Optimizing Elite Endurance Exercise Performance
Invited Session at ECSS Metropolis Ruhr 2017 "Strategies for Optimizing Elite Endurance Exercise Performance"
"Nutritional Strategies for Optimizing Elite Endurance Exercise Performance" was presented by Prof A E Jeukendrup (Loughborough University).
Especially in endurance sport nutrition has been shown to be an important factor. Nutrition plays an important role in performance during an event, the recovery from exercise and the adaptation long term.
It has been known since the 1960s that muscle glycogen plays an important role and as such strategies to start exercise with high glycogen stores have received a lot of attention.
Also carbohydrate and fluid intake during exercise have been shown to have ergogenic effects by preventing drops in carbohydrate oxidation, blood glucose concentrations and dehydration. There are guidelines that give advice based on the duration of exercise and based on the daily training volume.
There is no distinction between the guidelines for men and women, for trained and untrained athletes and for young and older athletes. Partly this is because most research is done in young men who are by no means elite athletes (and also do not represent the recreational end of the spectrum of athletes). Partly, however, this is based on a limited number of studies that show no difference in carbohydrate delivery in trained and untrained, men and women.
In some events gut function (delivery of fluids and carbohydrate) is critical and therefore “training the gut” is an often recommended strategy.
The gut is an extremely plastic organ that can adapt relatively quickly to different stimuli (dietary changes). There are a number of other ergogenic aids that are often used by athletes. Caffeine is the one with the most evidence. Even relatively low doses (3 mg/kg) of caffeine seem to have effects on endurance performance. Other supplements like nitrates (beet root juice), bicarbonate and beta-alanine have much less evidence, especially in very well trained athletes.
Recovery is an important factor especially with repeated days of hard training and competition. In this phase, replenishing carbohydrates and fluids are the main factors. Protein is often consumed by athletes but evidence that this affects short term recovery is scarce. The effects of protein are believed to be longer term effects where we refer to “recovery” as training adaptation. It is also believed that some measures to speed up short term recovery could actually harm long training adaptation.
Therefore, the goals of nutrition interventions must be very clear. Sound nutrition planning for athletes involves a strategy and a planned approach. This is often referred to as periodized nutritrion, a long term plan is created that takes into account both short term and long term goals, with the ultimate goal to optimise the athlete’s performance.
Altitude and Heat Training Strategies
Invited Session at ECSS Metropolis Ruhr 2017 "Strategies for Optimizing Elite Endurance Exercise Performance" presented by Prof C Lundby, University of Zürich
Health Trinity: Guide to achieving a healthy lifestyle
Not getting your sleep patterns right can have an adverse effect on diet and fitness. Dr Iuliana Hartescu shares a guide to mastering a health trinity.
David Grevemberg, Commonwealth Games Federation
David Grevemberg, CEO at The Commonwealth Games Federation, talks about fighting for social justice in the sports industry, the positive impact volunteering at both grassroots and elite level had on his career and accountability in the world of sport.
British Paralympic Association leveraging of the London Games
Tim Hollingsworth, CEO British Paralympic Association speaking at the 'Leveraging the Olympic Games for building sport organisations’ capacity' conference (2 July 2015).
Motor Learning: Block vs Random Practice
Motor learning is the study of how people acquire skill through practice. Decades of research show that there are more effective ways to design our practices...
Block vs Random Practice
Motor Learning Principles
Read, Plan, Do - The Total Skill
Optimising the Performance of the Human Mind
Video of 2012 Manchester event recording of Dr Steve Peters, a Consultant Psychiatrist working full time in Elite Sport. He works with the UK Athletics, British Cycling, Sky Pro Cycling teams and has had involvements with a further twelve Olympic Sports as well as England Rugby and Premier league Football. His career began with teaching Mathematics and then moved on to Medicine. He has worked in the clinical field of Psychiatry for the past twenty years culminating in working at a special hospital with patients who had severe and dangerous personality disorders. Steve has been engaged with Sheffield University as a Senior Clinical Lecturer since 1994 and is also Undergraduate Dean. He holds degrees in Mathematics, Medicine and a Masters Degree in Medical Education, also with postgraduate qualifications in Sports Medicine, Education and Psychiatry. He is a member of the Royal College and is on the question setting board for College Membership exams. He is one of a small team of doctors who assess and grant Therapeutic Use Exemption certificates for UK Sport. His specialist interest is in the working of the human mind and how it can reach optimum performance applied to all walks of life.
Meet the Future of Paralympic Swimming: The 16 Project
Ellie Robinson has set Paralympic records and won gold at Rio—all before turning 16. As a Paralympic athlete, she was born with a form of dwarfism known as cartilage-hair hypoplasia (CHH). Despite the obstacles, Ellie has let little get in her way. The first episode of VICE Sports’ 16 Project, catches up with the Northampton, England native who has become known for her competitive drive and her poolside swagger to learn about her intense training regimen, and what it takes to go for gold at Tokyo 2020.
Presented by Michelin.
Interview with Andrew Parsons pre 2017 IPC Governing Board Elections
Ahead of September 2017’s International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board elections, the IPC published video interviews with the four candidates looking to replace Sir Philip Craven as President of the Paralympic Movement’s global governing body.
On 8 September in Abu Dhabi, UAE, at the 18th IPC General Assembly, the IPC’s membership elected the organisation’s Vice President Andrew Parsons of Brazil only the IPC’s third ever President.
During the interviews filmed by BBC Sport, the four candidates answer questions which aim to give a greater insight into who they are and what they will bring to the Paralympic Movement if elected as President.
Your Child's Phone is a Junk Food Marketer
There are some laws against marketing junk food to children and young people on television, but those rules don't apply online. So where do kids see junk food marketing online? Let's find out...
Find out more about who is feeding your kids online: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/targetkids
5 Things Junk Food Marketers Know About Your Child
Beware the junk food marketer with their hashtags, games and sponsored tweets! Here are the top 5 things junk food marketers know about your child.
Find out more about who is feeding your kids online: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/targetkids
Insight into the world of a performance Coach
Steve Casson, Rick Velati and Dr. Ian Thompson give an insight into the world of high performance coaching, as part of their bigger interviews around their roles at the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
Nick Gillingham Interview in T3
Nick Gillingham discusses swim analysis, motivation, mental training and his swim coach career.
FINA Video Figures 2017 2021 Age Group
Male World Record Performance of the Year - Adam Peaty
Adam Peaty is the winner of Swimming World's Male World Recod Performance of the Year.
Dementia-Friendly Exercise in the Community
Presentation by Esther Watts (Senior Officer Dementia Friendly Communities - London Alzheimer’s Society) at Creating Active Communities Conference 2017 including Examples of current work, Dementia friendly swimming, Dementia friendly gyms. http://bit.ly/2maemyN
Towards an Active Nation Strategy
Presentation by Mike Diaper, Executive Director
Sport England at the Creating Active Communities Conference 2017. http://bit.ly/2D9iYNP
Breaststroke Technique and Effective Training
World Sport is joined by Olympic silver medallist Josh Prenot and coach Dave Durden, for a lesson in perfect breaststroke technique and effective training.
Sarah Louise Rung | Paralympic Swimming Star
Sarah Louise Rung is Norway's most decorated Paralympian. The 27-year-old swimmer has won four golds, three silvers and two bronze medals at the Paralympics, and she currently holds eight world records. Born and raised in Stavanger, on Norway's western coast, her story is one of quiet inspiration. In September 2008, the then 18-year-old was advised by doctors to have a misalignment in her back corrected to avoid problems in later life. The surgery did not go as planned; a number of nerves were severed in her spinal cord and the teenager lost the ability to walk again.
Steve Ingham on What can we learn from elite athletes
Demands on what we can learn from elite athlete mind set
Panel Discussion: Birth of a high performance system
In Supporting Champions Podcast #1, Steve Ingham, Jamie Pringle and Rosie Mayes discuss the rise of the UK High Performance System that has gone from 36th on the medal table in 1996 Olympics to 2nd at the Rio Olympics in 2016, becoming a global sporting superpower. This episode charts the early origins of the UK beginning to find pockets of excellence, how the system emerged from losing and grew to develop its own identity, method and network
Intelligent Racer Interview With Sara McLarty
In this episode of the Intelligent Racer Podcast, Sara McLarty talks about her athletic background from 7 year old triathlete to professional triathlete and beyond, and her coaching philosophy especially as it relates to swimming. And finally, the swimrun race format by focusing on a race in Sweden called the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championships where teams of two people swim between 26 islands after running across those islands for a total of 10k of swimming and 65k of trail running.
Intelligent Racer Interview with Sarah Thomas
In this episode Sarah Thomas talks about her ultra swimming adventures including swimming 82 miles in Lake Powell, around Manhattan and across the English Channel.
Matt Parker explains his role as Director of Performance Innovation
EIS Director of Performance Innovation Matt Parker explains his role, the expertise his team is made up of and what his focus areas are moving towards Tokyo 2020.
Doc Counsilman Documentary
Documentary feature on James E. "Doc" Counsilman, Indiana University Swim Coach. Interviews with Marge Counsilman and Dave Tanner
Frank Busch at CSCAA Convention 2017
Presentation by recently retired USA Swimming National Team Director
Stimulating Behavioural Change Amongst the Hardest to Reach
Presentation by Adam Whitehead (Senior Team Member,
Dame Kelly Holmes Trust) to Creating Active Communities Conference 2017. Long term interventions to reach the most inactive in society. Enabling a holistic approach to tackling inactivity amongst young people.
Dude, Where`s My Pool?
Workshop Presentation given by Adrian Turner (Director, Total Swimming) at Creating Active Communitoes 2017.
Modular Facilities Keeping Communities Active. 1,400+ pools across the country now over 40yrs old. Local authorities in times of austerity are struggling financially to keep them open - with shocking consequences. Total Swimming's modular pools have proven to be one solution - with brilliant community outcomes
What's the perfect Christmas dinner for elite athletes?
Dr Stephen Mears looks at how elite athletes should approach the festive period when it comes to food... Can they enjoy a big Christmas dinner without repercussions?