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Marco Cardinale
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A Sports Scientist with a passion for public awareness of science
A Sports Scientist with a passion for public awareness of science

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2016 is gone, looking forward to a great 2017
What a year. I realised I have not written much on the blog for ages now and this is a good time to analyse the year just finished as well as looking a bit into 2017. First of all, thanks to the 13,134 users who read the blog. It feels like a small town was...

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Olympic Results Visualization
In recent months I have been using Microsoft Power BI to develop dashboards to present data in graphical format and analyse data gathered during the day to day activities in my workplace. This product is absolutely amazing (also because it is free!) and it ...

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Tributo ad una atleta che smette di giocare oggi
Non ho mai scritto un articolo in Italiano sul mio blog, per scelta. Perché' l'obiettivo del blog e' quello di raggiungere la maggior parte delle persone possibili per scambiare esperienze e condividere vari pensieri/osservazioni che sono parte del mio lavo...

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New paper: Physical Predictors of Skeleton Performance
This week I had another paper published. This paper was part of the PhD studentship of Dr. Steffi Colyer in partnership with Bath University, GB Skeleton, UK Sport and my previous role at the BOA. In this work we looked at the testing battery for strength a...

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#TrainingLoad16 Videos Now Online
All the videos of the #TrainingLoad16 conference organised in Doha by Aspire Academy's department of Sports Science are now online and free to access for everyone here . The conference was a great success and showed how much work has been done in this field...

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Training Load Conference In Aspire
Last week we had held a fantastic conference at Aspire: "Monitoring Athlete Training Loads, the Hows and Whys". We had attendees from all over the World and a pretty amazing line up of speakers, so I considered it a privilege to be able to give an overview ...

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*Reflections about coaching, strength and conditioning and the emergence
of cargo cult science in sport*
I have been thinking long and hard about writing this blog. Mostly because time to put in words what I have been thinking about in the last few months has been lacking but also because I wanted to reflect about what I have been seeing in the last 12 months ...

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Reflections about coaching, strength and conditioning and the emergence of cargo cult science in sport
I have been thinking long and hard about writing this blog. Mostly because time to put in words what I have been thinking about in the last few months has been lacking but also because I wanted to reflect about what I have been seeing in the last 12 months ...

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From Protecting the Heart to Improving Athletic Performance - the Benefits of Local and Remote Ischaemic Preconditioning
This review was also finally published. This is the second output of the last collaboration we setup with the Olympic Medical Institute before its closure. With colleagues from the Hatter Institute in UCL we started questioning the protocols employed in the...
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