PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS: CAN ATHLETES DO WITHOUT IT?

Within the last ten years plus, there is no doubt that Performance Analysis has taken a more regular front seat in an athlete's training regime. Whether it be the average gym goer filming themselves lift or an elite football side focusing on how their opposition attack the goal, analysis has certainly taken a more front … Continue reading PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS: CAN ATHLETES DO WITHOUT IT?

FAITH IN SPORT: VEHICLE OR BARRIER?

WHEN FAITH INTERFERES WITH SPORT Abiding to the worldwide tradition of sport, Dorsa Derakhshani and her fellow chess players completed competition at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival. Miss Derakhshani was representing the Iran national team and no one at the tournament noticed anything strange about the eighteen year old chess player who simply looked like … Continue reading FAITH IN SPORT: VEHICLE OR BARRIER?

FACT OR MYTH: DOES LISTENING TO MUSIC REALLY ENHANCE YOUR SPORTING PERFORMANCE?

2017 marks the ten year anniversary of the national governing body for the USA Track and Field Athletics events banning the use of headphones and the use of portable audio players amongst its athletes.  The reason cited was to ‘ensure safety and prevent runners having a competitive edge’. The rule was much contested amongst athletes … Continue reading FACT OR MYTH: DOES LISTENING TO MUSIC REALLY ENHANCE YOUR SPORTING PERFORMANCE?