Re: It is all in the numbers


I am with Fergus on this one

Human and athletic and sport related specifci training over years mean that human variation is too great to allow the one model predicts all.

Even in a reasonably homeogenous athletic group like short distance sprinters there are vast differences in exercise performance and ability but a uniform manifestation in a single athletic movement – run like hell to the 100m line!

That said there may be looser correlators that help identify imbalance and injury risk – for me bench press versus prone pull with bodyweight (or added chains) is a good one example that can hlep prevent BP related injuries.

You may be interested (or not – but I will tell you anyway) that in Europe there is now a big research effort going into mapping the human athlete at all levels – from genes to biochemistry to structural arrangements (limb lengths, joint angles, muscle insertions etc) to actual performance outcome …. I suppose its similar to the human genome project. Maybe that will reveal some interesting things? Like Ash I have a fascination with the linkage between different datasets and would love to see a multi-level predictive model that could wide ranging effects not least help in injury prevention.

Until then like most others on here I wont and dont subsecibe to any one doctrine like Poliquin instead treat each of my athletes as the individuals they are.

Ash they say mimicry is a form of compliment – so allow me to compliment you – I would bet on black anyday as well!

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