Dr Victor Thompson is a sports psychologist, as well as a keen triathlete who has represented Great Britain and Ireland. In 2005 he raced for Ireland at the Triathlon World Championships in Hawaii and in 2010 and 2011 he finished 11th in his age-group at the European Triathlon Ch...
Have you been bitten by the cross-country bug? If not, you've got some catching up to do because more and more triathletes are realising just how beneficial a winter of cross-country running can be. As well as being one of the most effective ways to maintain a good aerobic base i...
Use a foam roller for post-run recovery? That’s a smart move: this simple tool acts as a deep-tissue massager, working out kinks in overused muscles. But its benefits don’t end there – it can also build strength and stability. The roller has
We have just heard about a new exciting team challenge in the Brecon Beacons - and we thought it might be perfect for some of you. The GORE-TEX® Experience Tour returns for its third year – now with a new September adventure, The Fan Dance.Ten walkers will be set the mission of c...
caused by changes in terrain gives your heart a boost." The discipline also builds lower leg strength. "Your foot mark changes with every step because the ground is uneven and sometimes very unstable, too," says Anderson. "It means lower limbs
Whether you want to run a mile without stopping or train for London, it's best to follow a plan that capitalises on what you do best. If endurance is your thing, find a plan that focuses more on mileage and tempo runs and less on interval training. If speed is on your side, do th...
, less prone to injury and with a more efficient running technique. "The strength training and endurance benefits of trail running really pay off when you are training for a triathlon, but it works both ways - I do triathlon in my off-season to train
1. DeadliftsWorks: Your Glutes, hamstrings, hips, quads, backPurpose: The move strengthens your posterior chain – the stride-driving muscles in your hamstrings and glutesHow: Stand with your feet under a barbell, shins almost touching the bar, feet under your hips. Keeping your b...
Can you run? Of course you can. It's a natural activity. But running well requires a blend of endurance, strength, coordination, flexibility and balance. And these are all attributes that a modern lifestyle does its best to compromise. While our
strength you never knew you had simply because you’d never really tested yourself. Here are some turbo-tips for tough sessions:Concentrate on maintaining good form.Don’t fidget, you’ll just expend energy needlessly.Be disciplined about maintaining cadence
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