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‘Eggsperts’ and the truth about your diet

A friend of mine once jokingly said “An expert is someone who learns more and more about less and less, until eventually, they know everything there is to know about nothing!” But while said in jest, there’s more than a bit of truth to that statement. For example, just last week, a new study by... MORE

Carbohydrate – still your best performance friend!

The importance of carbohydrate for endurance performance was first established in the early 20th century. One hundred years on, Andrew Hamilton explains why, for most athletes, for most of the time, carbohydrate is still pivotal for enhancing performance The study of carbohydrate metabolism in relation to the field of sport and exercise is an area... MORE

Training or overtraining? Stay on the right side

How can you best plan your training and reduce the chances of overtraining or illness? James Marshall looks at a simple measuring tool that allows you to measure your overall training load across all your sessions... MORE

Think before you run!

Back in 2016, scientists announced that gravitational waves had finally been detected – exactly as predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity, published in 1915. How this will change the future for the man in the street is far from clear, but it almost certainly will, and who cannot be excited about the possibility of... MORE

Swimming performance: may the force be with you

Unlike cycling, running and other endurance sports, resistance training to improve swimming performance needs to be highly specific. Andrew Sheaff explains why the very best option for swimming is to do their resistance training in the water, and provides detailed guidance about how this can be achieved. MORE

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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

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