23 December 2003

research processes

1. observation of the facts demonstrated, based on methods that are decisive, clear, and highly precise
2. experimentation, which creates new conditions for observing the phenomena
3. criticism and elimination of erroneous hypotheses, and elaboration of a rational interpretation of the facts
4. proof of the hypothesis by new observations or repeated experiments
5. replacement of the hypothesis
6. applying the implications of the hypothesis, now regarded as established , to other spheres of knowledge

(Ramon y Cajal "Advice for a young investigator")

18 December 2003

training facilities for elite athletes

I went to Sleeman Sports Complex@Chandler (17km from Brisbane) to see a training camp of AIS divivers. I met athletes like Mattew, Robert, Lynda (all are medalists) and Mary@Excective Director. They were all very nice people.

Also, I visited Sports Super Centre@Gold Coast. The facilitiy is very modern and has airy spaces. Best place for a training camp!

17 December 2003

multidisciplinary approach for future research

Comp Biochem Physiol A

Dr Myburgh's review. multiple factors are essential contributors to world-class endurance performance. sports scientists should work with biomedical engineers to develop biomolecular sensers for non-invasive monitoring.

16 December 2003

fatmax: a new concept

Eur J Sport Sci

Dr Jeukendrup's short review. fatmax = the exercise intensity at which maximal fat oxidation is observed. fatmax may be used in weight-loss programs, health-related ex programs, and endurance tr.

08 December 2003

modeling to predict performance

Sports Med

review of Banister's and Busso's systems model. the Canadian authors doubt the systems model's ability to predict future performance and suggested a functional model which incorporates physiology and training response predictions.