Vaguely Accurate - Science
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A science broadcasting show interviewing early career researchers. Our goal is to increase exposure of largely unknown research, in science & medicine, by those just beginning their career.
Each episode will feature a guest co-host who will talk about their research, field of study and answer any questions you may have.
We hope that with each show you will feel educated, inspired and enriched with new knowledge and research from science and medicine.
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ECR #20 – Weight Cutting in Combat Sports: Dehydration & Rehydration & Repeat Performance in Elite Athletes
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ECR #20 – Weight Cutting in Combat Sports: Dehydration & Rehydration & Repeat Performance in Elite Athletes Cutting weight for an upcoming fight is standard practice for elite combat sport athletes. Those who compete in competitions such as the UFC have been known to drop up to 5% body weight before a fight! There has been research to suggest that dehydration impacts aerobic & anaerobic performance however there has been little research done investigating the effect of rehydration upon repeat performance. Today we meet Oliver Barley, a PhD candidate at Edith Cowan University (ECU) in the fields of exercise physiology and neuromuscular physiology. Oliver is currently investigating the impact of cutting weight through dehydration & then rehydration upon repeat performance in elite combat sport athletes. We discuss topics such as martial arts, the nocebo effect & statistics in health based research. We hope to follow up with Oliver next year to find out how he is progressing. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to us via iTunes, rate and review us. If you have any questions about the show or would like to share some related research you know of, please get in contact via email@example.com or submit a form on our website. Finally if you would like to feature upon an upcoming episode then please reach out to us and submit and expression of interest form upon our website – http://vaguelyaccurate.com @OliverBarley This show is part of the Ace Podcast Network – http://acepodcasts.com