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Re: THE 2014 STATISTICAL REVIEW OF BRITISH ATHLETICS T&f

if Mo was successful, UKA could claim it was due to their care and support (and of course the $100,000 they pay for Mo's American, Nike employed coach!!!) First of all I'm very interested in this analysis as it does provide some interesting food for thought on 'competitive T&F athletics'. Howev...
by TheRealSub10
Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:53 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: THE 2014 STATISTICAL REVIEW OF BRITISH ATHLETICS T&f
Replies: 103
Views: 4888

Re: drugs

But NOP (via Mo's agent) have specifically said that no TUEs are in place, so he's not on any prescribed drugs which aren't required!! Prescription isn't even an issue as that is a country specific issue. In many countries you can buy all substances over the counter and in many (like France) some i...
by TheRealSub10
Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:17 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: drugs
Replies: 56
Views: 4945

Re: drugs

That may be believable for the 5&10k but how does it reasonably explain his phenomenal 1500mts British record eclipsing Coe, Ovett,Cram and Elliott's best ever times. And these are athletes who ran incredibly fast 800's (even Elliott 1.42.97) and were specifically speed trained not endurance tr...
by TheRealSub10
Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:01 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: drugs
Replies: 56
Views: 4945

Re: drugs

Lauren Williams wrote a good blog on the issue on how easy it is to slip up/: http://lauryn-williams.com/the-good-the-bad-and-the-hgh/ It is worthwhile noting that in her blog here she is being offered nutritional products which from what I can tell are not illegal. These are powders that are suppo...
by TheRealSub10
Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:05 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: drugs
Replies: 56
Views: 4945

Re: Wada could test for drugs using hair samples

It can be ANY hair so laser hair removal firms should be in great demand...
by TheRealSub10
Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:42 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Wada could test for drugs using hair samples
Replies: 11
Views: 1033

Re: Salazar to be UKA consultant on endurance

Ashton wrote:Is this really necessary?
£100k as a consultant?
After some digging I can confirm he is not being paid as a consultant, yet alone 100k! Apparently he also has never been paid to coach by BA except for the performance bonuses every coach of a medalist gets.
by TheRealSub10
Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:43 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Salazar to be UKA consultant on endurance
Replies: 48
Views: 3584

Re: Salazar to be UKA consultant on endurance

Ashton, sorry I don't have any links to articles. He's talked about it at conferences before when he was in the UK and I spent about 3 hours personally talking to him about all this a few years ago before Mo was really successful. What I've been most impressed with about Salazar is that he gets bett...
by TheRealSub10
Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:40 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Salazar to be UKA consultant on endurance
Replies: 48
Views: 3584

Re: Salazar to be UKA consultant on endurance

With respect to the record. The tracks used today are significantly faster than those of the past. Estimates in the 100m are that they add around 0.08-0.14s to the race. Hence a sub10 performance today is worth about 10.14 in the 80s. Also, although mo is a distance guy and does a lot of volume the ...
by TheRealSub10
Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:11 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Salazar to be UKA consultant on endurance
Replies: 48
Views: 3584

Re: JADCO's Herb Elliott

If you know the alleged story behind the Jamaican rise, like a lot of reporters do, then you would understand why they are going after this guy indirectly.
by TheRealSub10
Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:29 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: JADCO's Herb Elliott
Replies: 11
Views: 1809

Re: Independent Coaching Association

Peter Stanley is head of strategic coaching and development which is a similar post to his predecessor Kevin Tyler. Peter has two possible advantages over Tyler as he knows our sport inside out, including the uniqueness of our coaching tradition. At the Midlands conference peter Stanley said he cam...
by TheRealSub10
Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:14 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Independent Coaching Association
Replies: 25
Views: 2066

Re: diabetes/insulin resistance

You really need advice from a dietician who actually works with people with diabetes and has not swallowed the whole 'low fat' fad still taught in traditional dietetics courses. While everyone is different the basic thing you need to know is to stop eating all forms of sugar (including fruit - which...
by TheRealSub10
Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:01 am
 
Forum: Anti-Doping
Topic: diabetes/insulin resistance
Replies: 1
Views: 2828

Re: Athletes on the move

The only way to ensure those that want it have continual employment as a coach is for Athletics Clubs to create paid coaching positions, with a remit to recruit athletes to their club to pay for their salaries, and coach athletes full time as occurs in some other countries. As Lottery and other fund...
by TheRealSub10
Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:25 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Athletes on the move
Replies: 471
Views: 52916

Re: Athletes on the move

Bev, Re. S & C Are you saying that other sports have inferior methods in s&c? It's one thing to know about S&C in sports where any kind of physical preparation will improve performance. It's something all together different to talk about physical prep for a shot putter or discus thrower...
by TheRealSub10
Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:06 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Athletes on the move
Replies: 471
Views: 52916

Re: Athletes on the move

Bev, Re. S & C Are you saying that other sports have inferior methods in s&c? It's one thing to know about S&C in sports where any kind of physical preparation will improve performance. It's something all together different to talk about physical prep for a shot putter or discus thrower...
by TheRealSub10
Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:35 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Athletes on the move
Replies: 471
Views: 52916

Re: Funding 2014 - who is in/out?

It's all on the UK Sport website:

http://www.uksport.gov.uk/pages/how-the-funding-works/

So now you know what they get if they are on 'podium'. You get A if you win a medal BTW so most of these guys are getting very little.
by TheRealSub10
Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:20 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Funding 2014 - who is in/out?
Replies: 152
Views: 16214

Re: Athletes on the move

Re: Gemili - I've no inside information or concrete reason to disbelieve Adam when he says that it was a mutual and amicable decision reached by himself and MA to part company, but I'm a little surprised at all of the posters who have so readily accepted the official statement at face value. Experi...
by TheRealSub10
Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:47 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Athletes on the move
Replies: 471
Views: 52916

Re: Ben Johnson's starting technique

Notice Johnson ran a 6.25 60m and many of the other rivals ran 6.28 but could not match Bolts 10 m spits of 0.81 to their 0.84/85 splits Not sure where you got this time from? Ben's split for 60m in Seoul was 6.33s - slower than Bolt's 6.31. Maybe you are reading the actual split time minus reactio...
by TheRealSub10
Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:32 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Ben Johnson's starting technique
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Re: Ben Johnson's starting technique

He used that technique since he was 15 long before he started doping. It's just how he liked to start and so his coach never changed it. It's not illegal but I wouldn't teach it to anyone. Bolt starts as fast as him with a regular technique so there is no mystery here. Remember at the time when Ben ...
by TheRealSub10
Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:03 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Ben Johnson's starting technique
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Re: Public Warning for Veronica Campbell-Brown

Does that give people a free pass to use this. In the TDF in 2011 a Russian Cyclist dropped out after such a finding. http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/9042/Kolobnev-denies-knowledge-of-doping-product-says-not-fired-by-Katusha.aspx Just because you declare something on a test form does not mean you ...
by TheRealSub10
Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:01 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Public Warning for Veronica Campbell-Brown
Replies: 61
Views: 4915

Re: Athlete caught using fake penis by tester!

The wizzinator... one of my favourite slides in many a presentation!
by TheRealSub10
Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:27 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Athlete caught using fake penis by tester!
Replies: 10
Views: 1932

Re: Russian medalists protest against gay law on podium

There is no way that is a protest. If it was they would have blatantly held it for a significant amount of time to make it obvious but in reality it was milliseconds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP6Ck7Wn23A Expect people to take note, however, and follow up the idea for real at the Winter Olympi...
by TheRealSub10
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:56 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Russian medalists protest against gay law on podium
Replies: 18
Views: 1967

Re: IAAF World Champs (Day 2)

Personally I think JD panicked after a relatively good start. It's not easy to run relaxed in a global final! Learning to do that is his next big challenge. Personally I feel he could have got 4-5th, which would have probably been upgraded to a medal in a few years time!
by TheRealSub10
Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:24 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: IAAF World Champs (Day 2)
Replies: 118
Views: 6326

Re: All star cast at London Anniversary Games

Yes, Dasaolu felt a hip flexor tightening whilst warming. Frankly, I shall take little or no interest in an athlete who can run an occasional one quality run but not when it matters, and whose body clearly cannot cope, despite the media bull this week about his coach who has sorted out his physical...
by TheRealSub10
Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:02 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: All star cast at London Anniversary Games
Replies: 256
Views: 16073

Re: Positive A sample - Tyson Gay

If you read those studies, especially the ones done in Koln (which do a lot of tests of this nature) you'll see the supplements that have banned substances in them are not your regular vitamin D capsules but products marketed as sports supplements that are created by fly by night producers. Many con...
by TheRealSub10
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:46 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Positive A sample - Tyson Gay
Replies: 162
Views: 13804

Re: Turkey

If you follow what is happening in Turkey I think doping is the least of their worries right now but probably a good reflection of the state of the country.
by TheRealSub10
Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:22 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Turkey
Replies: 74
Views: 7747

Re: Is the 60m overrated here in the UK?

I don't think it is over rated but the UK does have 2 of the best tracks in the world in Birmingham and Sheffield plus the conditions are predictable. If the UK had great outdoor tracks and good weather you'd probably see overall better performances in the 100m as ultimately if you can't run a good ...
by TheRealSub10
Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:19 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Is the 60m overrated here in the UK?
Replies: 13
Views: 945

Re: VCB confirmed as a diuretic taker

The diuretic Lasix (aka furosemide) is taken for congestive heart failure, liver disease, kidney disorder or high blood pressure. Furosemide is the diuretic of choice for passing occupational drug tests but can be very dangerous especially if taken with aspirin. It's also used a lot in horse racing...
by TheRealSub10
Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:18 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: VCB confirmed as a diuretic taker
Replies: 71
Views: 6683

Re: Scottish Athletics Talent ID

While it's always good to encourage people to get involved in Athletics I'm not sure how much you can tell about how good an athlete can ultimately be at 14. To Tenevent's point, I don't think paid coaches are interested in anyone until they are 17-18 and until athletes are old enough to move locati...
by TheRealSub10
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:30 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Scottish Athletics Talent ID
Replies: 10
Views: 1742

Re: Eriksson rumuored to quit?

I am rather amused that UKA of all place decided that Canada was the place to poach Athletics experts of success. Actually most of the Canadians were employed for their experience on the coach development side of things and the Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre was clearly the world leader in this...
by TheRealSub10
Wed May 15, 2013 9:04 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Eriksson rumuored to quit?
Replies: 54
Views: 4225

Re: SO how do we evaluate the Charles Van Commenee era?

Accepting you have no power on influence on a decision is not the same as making the right decisions. The fact he tried such drastic and underhand means to get athletes to follow his centralisation orders clearly shows this. Some great points here and relevant criticism. You along with this article...
by TheRealSub10
Fri May 10, 2013 9:27 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: SO how do we evaluate the Charles Van Commenee era?
Replies: 35
Views: 3238
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