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Dr. Ross Tucker

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Local Address: Cape Town, South Africa
Company Description: The Sports Science Institute of South Africa offers a range of services to both local and international teams in training camps as well as on an ongoing basis.
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  • PhD
    University of Cape Town
  • Ph.D.
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But if you want to break ...
www.bbc.co.uk, 4 Oct 2014 [cached]
But if you want to break a marathon world record you don't actually want all the best runners in one race says Ross Tucker, an exercise physiologist at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa.
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But despite the prize money and the removal of political and economic barriers that stopped previous generations of African runners from competing around the globe, Ross Tucker thinks it will take a long time for someone to go under two hours.
Discus: Brain and Fatigue
www.fact-canada.com, 26 July 2009 [cached]
"We know that people speed up at the end of exercise," says Ross Tucker, a researcher with the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, who has extensively studied fatigue in athletes. "If calcium" or other biochemical changes in the muscles "caused muscle failure, this would be impossible at the end, when these changes are at their greatest levels."
Instead, he and many (but not all) physiologists now believe that exhaustion isn't just in the muscles but also involves the brain. "What we now think is that the muscle isn't acting on its own," he says. "There's an interplay of central processing and muscular exertion.
Staff
www.ssisa.com, 13 July 2013 [cached]
Dr Ross Tucker Senior Research Officer, Commercial Research Manager Ross.Tucker@mweb.co.za
Performance Leadership summit | The Science of Sport
sportsscientists.com, 22 Oct 2013 [cached]
Ross Tucker
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Dr Ross Tucker is an exercise physiologist and high performance sports consultant who consults with teams and federations including the USA Olympic Committee, Great Britain Olympic Sports Federations, the International Rugby Board, SA Sevens Rugby and SA Kayaking. Having obtained his PhD studying the limits of human performance and fatigue from UCT, he worked in sports marketing and sponsorship strategy for SAIL before rejoining the University of Cape Town in 2010, where he now works as a Senior Lecturer and researcher. His current research areas include barefoot running, talent management, the physiology of elite East African runners, kayakers, and athletes with cerebral palsy. Dr Tucker is known for forthright and evidence-based views on sports science, strategy and management, running a website called The Science of Sport, writing for local and international publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian (UK) and The Times (SA). He was recently named by Mail and Guardian as one of South Africa's Top 200 Influential Young South Africans, and by the SA Minister of Sport as one of the 100 most influential South Africans in sport.
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Dr Ross Tucker
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Dr Ross Tucker
Sports Science Institute of South Africa, South Africa
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Ross is an exercise physiologist and high performance sports consultant who consults with teams and federations including the USA Olympic Committee, Great Britain Olympic Sports Federations, the International Rugby Board, SA Sevens Rugby and SA Kayaking. Having obtained his PhD studying the limits of human performance and fatigue from UCT, he worked in sports marketing and sponsorship strategy for SAIL before rejoining the University of Cape Town in 2010, where he now works as an Honorary Senior Lecturer and researcher. His current research areas include barefoot running, talent management, the physiology of elite East African runners, kayakers, and athletes with cerebral palsy.
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