We move in a noisy world. Hear biomechanics professor Alaa Ahmed describe motor learning through modeling and commands. In this light, elite athletes seem to be using much more brain power than originally thought.
If you dip your toe into the running world, you’ll notice a variety of claims about efficiency and speed from coaches and athletes. Surprisingly, we cannot improve our efficiency and this episode describes how we know this from one of the most renown running biomechanist, Rodger Kramm. Apologies in advance to coach XYZ for objecting to his or her latest book.
Running hasn’t always been popular and neither has its research. A small group of biomechanists rethought the way we use our bodies to run and it’s dramatically different than a faster version of walking.
Thought and Action are much more connected than we typically think: Simply imagining or watching actions can influence how you perform similar actions. Hear the studies and descriptions of this phenomenon in this episode.