Marco Cardinale was a huge reason to attend BSMPG conference. His presentation was an amazing journey that highlights his amazing experiences and knowledge as the led Sport Scientist from Team GB at Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and at the London 2012 Olympic Games. He is widely published and cited author in the scientific literature on various aspects of human performance, he has also patented an innovative exercise device consisting of a vibratory biofeedback system.
The following notes were taken at BSMPG 2013 Conference.
Disclaimer: These notes where taken during the conference to the best of my abilities and are grossly subject to my interpretation. Items in italics represent my thoughts.
Need to have a structure and philosophy
Science Vs. Real World Approaches – Share vs. Secrets (Sport is very secretive because it’s all abut competition whereas science it’s about sharing)
There is knowledge everywhere – go out and find it. Don’t just look for the conventional places.
Performance Trends / Demands
Becoming more difficult to win at the Olympic stage (politics, migration of knowledge, increased # of countries winning – 2000 (80 countries) vs. 1900 (20), increased investment in sport) – “1,000 silver does not equal 1 GOLD”
Team GB 10th -> 4th -> 3rd Olympic Progression
Increased funding FT athletes, improved coaches, increase competition exposure, improved science and medicine
Need to know your competition and look far ahead (LTAD) –
Aim to break the rules. Don’t do the status quo. It won’t be that way in the future. Where are things going not where they are today.
What are the trends (we can’t do the same things and expect them to last – need to be on the edge)
Many events have plateaued
Greg Rutherford – […]