With the world in and out of lockdown there’s arguably never been a more difficult time to plan and implement a training program. Restrictions have meant group rides are often off the cards and a favourite long distance training loop might be replaced by a few laps of the block. So how can we improvise,… Continue reading Quality vs Quantity: More for less or a load of BS?
Pain and Performance, Friend or Foe?
In the box, the hurt locker, the pain cave. Every athlete has ventured to these places countless times to get the most out of themselves during competition, but how much faster can one go by simply saying “shut up legs”, and are there ways get around the suffering? We’ve all experienced the burning sensation associated… Continue reading Pain and Performance, Friend or Foe?
Ice, Ice, Maybe… But probably not. The science has gone cold on ice baths for recovery.
Recent science tells us the supposed benefits of ice post-exercise are not all they’re cracked up to be, and that the short-term shrinkage isn’t giving any long-term gains. Image Credit: Tomas Tomas via Flickr Sprinters, climbers and café racers are all looking for the best way to recover before their next training session, competition… Continue reading Ice, Ice, Maybe… But probably not. The science has gone cold on ice baths for recovery.
Antioxidants or Antibenefits? Why Free Radicals are the unsung hero for athletes
‘Antioxidants’ is a word we see smattered all over breakfast cereal and juice packaging, but new research is telling us that athletes might need to lay off the goji berry extract if they want the most out of their training. Image Credit: PracticalCures.com The goodies Antioxidants have received a more than decent wrap from the… Continue reading Antioxidants or Antibenefits? Why Free Radicals are the unsung hero for athletes