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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Creating Superathletes


"Faster, Higher, Stronger" isn't just the Olympics motto ("Citius, Altius, Fortius"). It's also the title of a fascinating new book by Mark McClusky, subtitled "How Sports Science Is Creating A New Generation Of Superathletes," When Mark joined me on KTRS, the topics we covered included:
  • Is there such a thing as a modern athlete who excels on just talent?
  • Is there a lot of snake oil being sold to athletes?
  • What's the effect of long road trips on teams on the coasts vs. middle of America?
  • Does playing "Madden NFL" and similar video games make players better?
  • Is America the best at Sports Science?
  • How does Usain Bolt, world's fastest man, compare to Jesse Owens?
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