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Economic Matters – Weekly Newsletter – 308

Peak Performance Newsletter Peak Performance – Newsletter Issue Number: 308 June 26, 2017 Economic Matters   Back in the 19th century, British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli achieved lasting fame by initiating a wide range of legislation to improve educational opportunities and the life of working people. Disraeli was also a colourful character renowned for his […]

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Calculating VO2max

Make sure you have your doctor’s permission before carrying out the following test. On a 200-metre track, put traffic cones or chairs at the four 50-metre points on the inside of the track. If no 200-metre track is available, use a 400-metre oval, with markers at each 100-metre point. Have a friend along to help […]

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Vibration training to enhance speed, power and flexibility

Article at a glance: The historical and physiological background to vibration training is outlined; The potential training effects of vibration training are discussed; Recent research on vibration training in athletes and non-athletes is reviewed and recommendations made. Although vibration training has been around for 40 years, the potential benefits for sportsmen and women have only […]

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Vibration training and performance

All shook up – can vibration training enhance sport performance? Although vibration training has been around for 40 years, the potential benefits for sportsmen and women have only recently begun to be properly researched. John Shepherd takes a look at the latest thinking on this training methodology and in particular, examines the role that vibration […]

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Triathlon swimming techniques

Triathlon has become the most popular multidisciplinary athletic event over the last decade, with competitions performed over a variety of distances, ranging from the triathlon ‘sprint’ (750m swim, 20k cycle ride, 5k run) to the gruelling Ironman, culminating in a marathon run. Unsurprisingly, therefore, a significant amount of new research is being devoted to investigating […]

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Triathlon: cycling training

Why triathletes need to worry about their cycling cadence  One of the most crucial and difficult moments in a triathlon competition is the transition between cycling and running and various triathlon ‘experts’ have offered their opinions on how this transition should proceed. For example, Brick suggested that the cycling stage of the competition should conclude […]

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Cycling training improves sports performance

Can bike training improve the performance of non-cycling athletes? Ask most physiologists and they’ll tell you that sport specific training is the key to achieving the greatest performance gains. But, according to John Shepherd, there’s plenty of evidence that cycling training can benefit not just runners who wish to cross-train a little, but also speed and […]

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