Try our most popular

Most recent

Caffeine – friend, not foe

A good cyclist friend was bending my ear about how to structure his nutrition for a ‘big’ 100-mile ride next April. My advice on the importance of carbohydrate before and during the event was well received. But as soon as I mentioned the other C-word (caffeine!), a look of both panic and disapproval rapidly spread... MORE

Fantastic plastic!

The birth of the transistor in 1947 was without doubt one of the most important technological developments of the 20th Century. Without silicon transistors, the construction of small complex circuit boards and fast processors – essential components of the computer – would have been impossible. No computers, no internet, no email, no mobile phones; you... MORE

Magnesium for girl power!

All athletes know (or should know) that nutrition is an important part of ensuring optimum muscle mass. Exercise breaks down muscle tissue, which is repaired and rebuilt during recovery – providing sufficient protein is available. But while many athletes focus on protein, research shows that – for girls at least – the mineral magnesium could... MORE

Pain: submit or conquer?

Is it ever safe to ‘work through’ the pain of an injury and if so, when? Trevor Langford provides the answers MORE

The Big Chill

Cold therapy, used since ancient times to combat the pain, swelling, and stiffness from intense activity, remains the cornerstone of training room treatment modalities. MORE

Have you tried these?

10k training

What does science have to say about the right training programme for the 10K? The arrival of spring no doubt means you’ll be running 10k races more frequently. You’d like to do as well as possible, but trimming your 10k times requires a smart, systematic approach to training, not just a hodgepodge of interval sessions... MORE

A guide to sports drinks, health products and muscle...

How many of these fancily packaged and extravagantly advertised products actually work? In recent years, there’s been an explosion in the quantity and types of sport supplements available and the sports supplement industry is now estimated to be worth a staggering 15 billion US dollars a year. But how many of these fancily packaged and... MORE

Cross training: a triathlon training schedule

It can stop you getting injured and, who knows, might even help you to win Cross training, the use of a different method of training to your normal activity, has been around for years. For example, rowers have not only used weight training as an alternative mode of exercise to improve performances at the regatta... MORE

Improve your performance today with the latest science-based research

Included in your subscription:

See price plans

Suitable for


For those who trust credible sources to help improve endurance sports performance

Follow us