Cool and Interesting Stuff This Week (24/10)

STATS! – Stats are always cool, but stats about athletics are even cooler. Track-stats.com have this cool graph showing average age for runners. Did you know the average age for top-10 all time performers generally gets younger the longer the distance of the race?

CHESS! – Building on statistics, we move to mathematical modelling and the art of prediction. Nate Silver is like a god in this field, so watch this video on Kasparov vs Deep Blue, then buy Nate’s book The Signal and the Noise: The Art and Science of Prediction.

DOES OVER-TRAINING EXIST? – Well, does it? Read for yourself.

DANGERS OF PUBLIC WIFI – If you’ve ever logged on to public wifi, you should read this. It’s very scary!

FITNESS 2015 – Human Kinetics discussed the top fitness trends for 2015. Same as 2014 then?

CALISTHENICS! – Since I have a back made of glass, the majority of my training programme is low-weigh or body weight exercises these days. Ashley Kalym has a great book (Complete Calisthenics: The Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Exercises) about the different calisthenic exercises you can use, which you can read about here. A great way to potentially reduce load for your athletes.

 

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