Concurrent strength and endurance training: the best of both...

in Other

Whether you’re a cyclist, runner, swimmer or triathlete, most of what determines your performance is determined by aerobic fitness and endurance capacity. However, when’s all said and done, an endurance athlete who has good strength as well as good endurance will always perform better than one who has good endurance but poor strength. It’s not... MORE

Better living through chemistry?

in Other, Recovery nutrition

In 1996, Fatboy Slim released his debut album, ‘Better Living Through Chemistry’. It’s certainly true that modern Chemistry has given as a wonderful array of new materials and compounds, which have profoundly benefited lives all around the globe. Moreover, advances in our understanding of food chemistry and technology means that today’s athletes now have access... MORE

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

Do it right!

in Other

Being obsessed with the housing market and property prices, it’s perhaps no surprise that the British love DIY projects. According to ‘official statistics’, more than one in three homeowners now spend over £2,000 a year on home improvements. But all is not rosy in the DIY garden because stats also show that nearly one half... MORE

Hindsight is a wonderful thing

in Other

There’s an old Russian proverb that says ‘life must be lived forwards, but can only be understood backwards’. In other words, although we try to make the best decisions we can based on the best information we have at the time, the passage of time often reveals that our decisions were made on false or... MORE

Supplements: lies, damn lies and statistics!

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The great leader Sir Winston Churchill once said “Don’t trust any statistics you didn’t fake yourself.” His rather cautious view of statistics is probably shared by many of us. After all, you’re no doubt aware of the phrase ‘lies and damn lies and statistics’, which essentially suggests that no matter how absurd an argument, there’ll... MORE

L-carnitine: back on the block

in Other

Thought that L-carnitine was old hat for endurance performance? Joe Beer explains why you need to think again and shows how L-carnitine could offer significant performance benefits for endurance athletes. MORE

Different but equals

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In today’s politically correct world, we’re supposed to say that there are no differences between men and women. But as everyone knows, that’s just not true. While women and men are equals, biological science has unequivocally demonstrated that they are different in many ways, including sport performance. With a higher level of muscle mass and... MORE

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