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Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Monday, 11 November 2013
Saturday, 5 October 2013
Friday, 4 October 2013
In this article Matthew Rowe looks at the popular concept of muscle confusion and discusses whether it can really help improve our athletic performance.
Saturday, 28 September 2013
Thursday, 26 September 2013
Most people carry a great deal of tension in the neck or leg area of the body, and they frequently experience unbearable pain. A specialized electronic massager will release all that negative tension, helping the user to relax. Does an electronic muscle massager really work?
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Whether you are professional athlete or a weekend warrior, as a distance cyclist you will no doubt be interested in ways to maximise your endurance. While there are steps you can take towards this through modifying your dietary intake to ensure you have the optimal balance of carbohydrates and protein, adequate fluid on board and a rich supply of performance enhancing micronutrients, there is a lot of interest around the role that various supplements can play in promoting cycling endurance. However, as clinical studies show, some of these are more effective than others. Here we review some of the recent scientific literature that relates to the nutritional components of supplements and which may be of benefit to endurance cyclists.
Monday, 26 August 2013
In this Article Matthew Rowe explains the use of carbohydrate cycling versus conventional dieting for improving an athlete's performance.
Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Focus on the Process: Dr. Matt Long provides an overview of a presentation delivered by Dave Sunderland on the subject of athlete preparation. Dave, the veteran of every major championship was keen to elaborate on what he referred to as: When, What and Why's of training and had much to say about the methods behind the greatest rivalry in British athletics history - namely that of Seb Coe and Steve Ovett.
Training is Athlete specific: None of us one will ever forget that magical three quarters of an hour on the evening of Saturday 4th August 2012, when Jess Ennis delivered the proverbial grandstand finish in the final event of the heptathlon and Greg Rutherford equalled the feat of Lynn Davies. Then to top it off of course Mo Farah prevailed over 25 nail biting laps of the Stratford stadium but what was the role of Dr. Barry Fudge in supporting Mo Farah?
Friday, 19 July 2013
Friday, 14 June 2013
Yoga has been practiced for many centuries. It is a traditional Eastern practice that offers numerous health benefits regardless of age and fitness level. Yoga is a particular exercise system that includes a number of subtle postures and stretching poses to strengthen most of the body parts. Many people are under many misconceptions about the conventional yoga practice. They like the graceful poses but hesitate to participate in Yoga because of the wide spread false impressions about the practice. Article: Yoga Misconceptions
It is October 15, 1968 and in the high altitude of Mexico City a 24-year-old British athlete wearing number 402 is settled in his blocks out in lane six as he attempts to become Olympic champion over 400 metres hurdles. Now 44 years later, we analyse the reflections of David Hemery in his finest hour through recourse to the tool of Reversal Theory. The Article: Goal & Process Motivation
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
In this article Dr. Matt Long & Jamie French, provide a brief overview of the physiological underpinnings which signify 'aerobic power' and sign posts the kinds of activities that can be done to improve aerobic capability within athletes. 'Aerobic power' is synonymous with the notion of 'V02 max'.
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Sunday, 26 May 2013
Monday, 13 May 2013
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Saturday, 4 May 2013
David Lowes and Dr Matt Long investigated the mind-set of mature elite athletes and the mind-set of social athletes. Being in the right frame of mind is an essentiality to deliver a performance allied with endless hours of steady running and repetition work on the track for middle distance athletes.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Thursday, 18 April 2013
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
In this article Matthew Rowe explains the benefits of a multi-planar movement workout for improving strength and physical conditioning.
Monday, 18 March 2013
Sunday, 17 March 2013
Friday, 8 March 2013
Monday, 25 February 2013
Lily Bedford consider the following three nutritional myths and their relevance to keen sportsmen and women.
- Taking high dose vitamin C supplements can prevent colds
- We need to include more polyunsaturated fats in our diet
- The amount of protein we eat is the most important factor for building muscle
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Friday, 1 February 2013
An article by Kris Gunnars makes a case for increased protein intake not only being harmless, but potentially even having a protective effect -
Lily Bedford provides an insight into the common health and dietary issues associated with the vegetarian and vegan diet