GAINcast Episode 83: Power Physiology (with Angus Ross)

When we talk about physiology we often focus on endurance sports. But physiology is just as important in power sports. Angus Ross has both the academic background and practical experience that give him unique insight in this area. On this episode Ross joins us to describe how he puts science into practice as lead power physiologist for Athletics New Zealand. We exchange ideas on eccentric training, diagnostics, the role of strength, and current trends in training.

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Notes and Quotes

Before Ross took his new role this year, Ross was the head of physical performance for High Performance Sport New Zealand. He also holds a doctorate and as an athlete competed in the decathlon and was a three-time Olympian in the bobsled. This diverse background helped him form his current approach to coaching and is where we started out the conversation.

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Further Reading

The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic: