When you reach a certain level of fitness, you may begin to focus on advanced fitness. You may even convince yourself that what is hindering your improvement is an aspect of this advanced fitness. This is a mistake.Base fitness is the minimum level
Researchers at Stanford University, US, analysed a single stride sequence to determine which muscles activate and when. We asked a trainer how to strengthen your weak spots so you become a better runner.1. ImpactThe key to diffusing impact is to land closer to your centre of grav...
When survival depends on personal fitness, it is imperative that the British military personnel are kept at their physical peak. Running plays a big part in army aerobic training, and interval training is key in keeping our troops combat-ready.There's certainly no slacking when i...
It is normal to have mixed feelings about the swim portion of a triathlon. Even experienced triathletes can feel nervous about the washing machine-experience that is the swim start. But with the right guidance you can make a first-class start.Test SwimPrepare by doing race simula...
We've been asked to help find hundreds of runners for a new research project into psychological states while running. Read on to discover how you could learn about some innovative techniques to improve your running experience and get personalised
Runners usually talk about muscles in terms of quads, glutes and hamstrings. Exercise physiologists, on the other hand, talk about muscles in terms of fast-twitch and slow-twitch fibres - which is one of the reasons why physiologists aren't invited to many parties. Most of our 6...
work your aerobic engine by increasing the recruitment of capillaries to the muscles and improving your ability to utilise oxygen more efficiently. You should increase the time of your long run by no more than 10 per cent each week to avoid overtraining
Q. Are there any drills to improve the pull phase of my stroke?A. This is probably the hardest part of the stroke as it often requires a change of arm position, as well as muscle memory and repeated practice. First, try to understand what you
, we do the run as a 'shuttle' - every time we get to a junction or corner they run back to me and 'shuttle' between me and the junction. Everyone's happy.See full threadRun better: join a clubMartinH – If you want to improve your running, joining a
UAN: Article type:++ADD PICS++--You should perform these prior to every run and before all strengthening exercises. Ideally, you should do them every day. PsoasKneel down in a lunge position with your front leg out in front of you at 90 degrees and your back leg out behind you. ...
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