n South African Journal of Sports Medicine - State of sport in South Africa : questions that need answers : editorial

Volume 24, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



The application of science governing human performance in the laboratory is well refined with a defined set of guiding principles. For example, rules are in place about recruiting subjects, randomising them into different groups, familiarising them with the equipment used to measure performance, and then testing them before and after the implementation of the treatment. The implementation being evaluated may have something to do with nutrition, specialised training, tapering or pacing.

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