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Tabata interval training for strength and endurance

Time-efficient strength and endurance workout Article at a glance The factors that contribute to a ‘time-efficient’ workout are discussed; Recent research on the optimum work and rest periods for maximising interval training performance is outlined; The effectiveness or otherwise of combining strength and endurance is discussed, and training strategies are considered. We may be living... MORE

Road cycling: interval training for speed

Interval training improves anaerobic power and sprinting ability in road cycling Article at a glance: In competitive road cycling, relatively little attention has been paid to the anaerobic capabilities of cyclists.  Riding in a pack has been shown to reduce energy cost by as much as 39 per cent at a given speed when compared... MORE

Peaking: the art of planning and tapering

The traditional annual cycle of training and racing has been turned on its head by lockdown. How can athletes returning to competition ensure they still peak at the right time to maximize performance? MORE

Lockdown nutrition: eat fat to stay lean?

With training options curtailed for many, Peak Performance looks at some recent research suggesting a higher-fat diet could provide weight management benefits during the current coronavirus lockdown MORE

Older athletes: don’t get sore, get faster!

All other things being equal, older athletes experience more post-exercise muscle soreness and take longer to recover. But as Peak Performance explains, applying knowledge from recent sport nutrition research could help masters athletes recover faster... MORE

Polarized training: does it really work for recreational athletes?

Evidence for a polarized approach to training intensity distribution in elite athletes has steadily mounted in recent years. However, some new research suggests that in amateur and recreational athletes, a more conventional pyramidal approach could actually produce better performances in a race situation. Andrew Hamilton explains MORE

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