24 episódios

World-renowned sports scientist Professor Ross Tucker and veteran sports journalist Mike Finch break down the myths, practices and controversies from the world of sport. From athletics to rugby, soccer, cycling and more, the two delve into the most recent research, unearth lessons from the pros and host exclusive interviews with some of the world's leading sporting experts. For those who love sport.

The Real Science of Sport Podcast Professor Ross Tucker and Mike Finch

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World-renowned sports scientist Professor Ross Tucker and veteran sports journalist Mike Finch break down the myths, practices and controversies from the world of sport. From athletics to rugby, soccer, cycling and more, the two delve into the most recent research, unearth lessons from the pros and host exclusive interviews with some of the world's leading sporting experts. For those who love sport.

    The Shoe That Broke Running II: The End of Integrity

    The Shoe That Broke Running II: The End of Integrity

    Nike's newly-released Alphafly Next% - released just four days after new regulations on shoe design were announced by World Athletics - will do little to restore the integrity of distance running times and records. Prof Ross Tucker and sports editor Mike Finch, together with guest biomechanist Geoff Burns, explain how the sport may have changed forever... and not in a good way! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1h 30 min
    2019 Wrap: The Awards / Our Favourite Interview / The Stories That Changed The World / 2020 Predictions

    2019 Wrap: The Awards / Our Favourite Interview / The Stories That Changed The World / 2020 Predictions

    From the shoe that broke running, to drug cheats, Caster Semenya, Alberto Salazar, the best way to make a champion and Red-S, our first season of the Science of Sport Podcast was never short on controversy. Host Mike Finch and Prof. Ross Tucker name their award winners of the year, look back on the lessons learnt and look ahead to the 2020 Olympic year For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1h 19 min
    The Amelia Boone Interview: How the "Queen of Pain" Faces Down Her Demons

    The Amelia Boone Interview: How the "Queen of Pain" Faces Down Her Demons

    As one of the world's top obstacle racers and ultra runners, Amelia Boone is regarded as one of the toughest female athletes on the planet. But a lifetime battling eating disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) almost cost the American her life and her sporting career. In this interview with Prof. Ross Tucker and host Mike Finch, Boone speaks openly about her dramatic past, relationships and the lessons others can take from her ongoing battle against her toughest opponent, herself. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 57 min
    Mary Cain & RED-S: When Weight Loss Affects Performance

    Mary Cain & RED-S: When Weight Loss Affects Performance

    Join Prof. Ross Tucker and host Mike Finch - with guests exercise physiologist and scientist Dr Trent Stellingwerff and former elite runner Hilary Stellingwerff - as we look into the causes, culture and psychology of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) and the controversy surrounding Mary Cain and the Nike Oregon Project. We look into the effects of RED-S on both female and male athletes and why long-term health is always more important than short term gains. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1h 18 min
    The TECH EPISODE / When Tech Affects Performance Integrity / Tech Overuse and Reliance / What The Future Holds

    The TECH EPISODE / When Tech Affects Performance Integrity / Tech Overuse and Reliance / What The Future Holds

    Professor Ross Tucker and host Mike Finch looked at the effect that modern day tech has on sport, its role in performance and what the future looks like. We discuss everything from the effect of cellphone distraction on athlete performance, what some federations have done to push back on tech in order to retain integrity, how best to use tech to enhance performance and what the future could look like. AI anyone? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1h 21 min
    What Rugby is Teaching Other Sports About Player Safety

    What Rugby is Teaching Other Sports About Player Safety

    From law changes to concussion research, World Rugby has taken a proactive approach to make the game safer at all levels. Professor Ross Tucker and host Mike Finch discuss the research and findings into the risks of contact sports around the world, why rugby is leading the way in player safety and what Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy really means. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1h 9 min

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