Cargo Cult Science

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Strength and Conditioning: Biological Principles and Practical Applications is text that should be a staple in everyone’s library. I raised my eyebrows when several people treated the book like it should be burned or it was evil. This is a shame and a growing problem. Skepticism or good science is hard now with the rise of internet marketing, but don’t blame the information age. Coaching and training since the dawn of time has had problems with cargo cult science, so this isn’t new. Another great resource is the The Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport, a great read and really unlocks some good questions. While the books contain no bonuses, they are fine reads and should be included with any good library. Rereading the sciences is not remedial work, as each year we are able to ask better questions and research the citations with new eyes.

Carl Valle

Carl Valle

Track & Field Coach
Carl is an expert coach who has produced champions in swimming, track and numerous other sports. He is one of the foremost experts in the fields of nutrition and restoration.
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