Thursday, 28 June 2012

Steeplechase - Face the 'Chase'

Dr Matt Long spends time with Olympian and former UK national cross country champion, Spencer Duval, discussing the specifics of the 3000m steeplechase event.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

The Giants of 800m

Dr Matt Long and Geoff James apply their model of two-lap track success, in their article "Train your two-lap tools", to the all-time male and female 800m greats.

Train your two-lap tools

Dr Matt Long and Geoff James present a model for 800m success. This article provides an original five component model which includes mental characteristics and separates physical components into (a) power, strength, coordination and (b) utilisation of energy systems

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Accessories & Training Comfort

For the most part, athletic training is all about technique and dedication.  However, in many cases, your comfort and success also depends at least somewhat on your equipment. Here are a few tips and examples of equipment and accessories that can be greatly beneficial to your training.

Monday, 18 June 2012


This article provides some nutritional advice for developing power athletes. Evidence strongly suggests that the acquisition of muscle protein is a result of the workout stimulus plus the proper nutrition during the workout and more importantly during the following 24 hours.