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Entries for November 2011

49 - Dr. Ross Tucker - Sevens, Sport Science, and Oscar Pistorius

We've got Dr. Ross Tucker, from the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa in the podcast today.  Ross is currently on the management team of the South African National Sevens team (you'll have to listen to find out what Sevens is), is one of the most astute and well-spoken young Exercise Physiologists in the world, and has been heavily involved in the debate about whether Oscar Pistorius should be allowed to compete against able-body track athletes.  If nothing else, tune in for the discussion of the Pistorius case for an illustration of how politics, science, and the judicial system sometimes intersect to the detriment of truth.

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48 - Mr. Adam Davis - Strength Training from the Pit Box

We've got a great conversation with Mr. Adam Davis who is the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Stewart-Haas Racing, the parent company of the race teams of Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman in NASCAR's Spring Cup Championship Series.  We talk about strength training of pit crew athletes and injury issues for the pit crew athlete

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47 - Dr. John Buchanan - Motor Control, swaying, and training

 Dr. John Buchanan joins us in the studio today and chats about his work with basic perceptual processes.  Dr. Buchanan works to understand how we balance and move through space and how our brains perceive and track that movement.  This is a great talk on an emerging area of research that may have significant impact for many patient populations.

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