Running injury: get back to where you once belonged!

in Other, Overuse injuries

One of the hardest things about picking up a running injury is knowing when you’re ready to return to running. Tracy Ward looks at strategies you can use such as self-assessment, gait analysis, and also provides a running-specific strength training programme. Runners typically have some of the highest injury rates of all athletes; the yearly... MORE

Inspiratory muscle training: train the diaphragm muscle for better...

in Techniques

Since the first reports of an ergogenic effect of specific inspiratory muscle training (IMT) in the mid-1990s, researchers have not only demonstrated its efficacy beyond reasonable doubt, but are also beginning to understand how it works. Alison McConnell takes a look at the latest thinking on IMT, its ergogenic benefits, and why serious athletes neglect it at their peril. MORE

Sport psychology: take mental charge of your performance

in Coping with emotions

Owen Anderson explains how athletes can harness sports psychology to overcome stress in sport and maximise performance Mental stress can hurt your performances in a variety of different ways. It can raise heart rate and oxygen consumption, harming your exercise efficiency and causing particular workout and race speeds to feel tougher than they actually should.... MORE

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