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How To Train In The Heat. Simple Principles For Everybody
Exercising in the heat induces thermoregulatory and other physiological strain that can lead to impairments in endurance exercise capacity. We gathered the main tips on how to train and compete in heat conditions.
Checklist of Signs That It’s Time To Replace Your Running Shoes.
"A run begins the moment you forget you are running" Adidas. Most running shoes should be able to cover between 300 and 500 miles (600 - 1000 k) throughout their usable life.
Lean from the Best. Endurance sports. Resources for coaches and athletes.
For the last 15 years, I've consistently been studying different coaching techniques and approaches, how they train, and how they use them. I repeatedly analyzed these websites, down below. Learn from the best.
Blindly following any training plan is not the way to go
We are unable to 100% predict our body's reaction to training load load because we do not live in a vacuum and our training takes place in the context of real life: our emotions, work and other everyday things. For amateur athletes, these factors can be even more pronounced, since the number of external factors affecting our bodies and minds can be even more than for professionals.
Here’s a simple reason why cycling is so friendly to your musculoskeletal system
Almost every other cyclist has a power meter these days. If you dig deeply into the data collected by these remarkable devices, you can find information about the force you have to apply to the pedal to accelerate your bike or maintain a steady speed. This information allows a direct comparison between biking and running.
Viktor Thorup’s 4 Habits to boost your cycling training
As a professional speed skater, I only compete 4-5 months of the year, whereas I spend the remaining months mainly on my bike, building a fitness foundation that can carry me through an intense winter. From March to October, I spend a weekly average of 16h in the saddle, in addition to my skating and weight training. This takes a lot of motivation and willpower, but the last 10 years of professional sports has taught me a handful of things about cycling training, that I’m about to share with you guys
5 reasons why static plans are not the best
One of the most crucial elements in endurance sports training and competition is the development of an effective training plan. Simply put, a good training plan lays out the steps an athlete will take over time to be successful on race day. Athletes typically choose between static, non-adaptive training plans and working with a coach. Static training plans are inexpensive and provide a road map from the start of training, but do not accommodate detours from that map. Athletes without a coach or using “Cliché” or coach-generated, static plans are faced with five key limitations, all of which threaten to hamper performance and reduce enjoyment of training and competition. These limitations are:
5 things skiers can learn from a new cycling hour record to become better
There are some disciplines of sport that are constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible and thereby changing the entire sport. In August, semi-pro cyclist Dan Bigham broke the hours record while being noticeably not as powerful as previous record holders. He showed that if you take into account every aspect that makes up the result, then you can become faster than a stronger competitor. No surprise his pacing, thermal acclimatization and training strategies can be very useful for every xc skier not only to become faster, but also to be happier on the track.
Running in Winter: Guidelines and Experience
Running in winter. In the article, we will talk about the dangers, life hacks, and tips. Many athletes, especially beginners, make many mistakes when running in winter. We will share the experience of trainers so that you do not allow them. And those who prefer to run in the gym in winter may change their minds. Running in winter is a unique direction worth paying attention to. Despite many nuances, you will get great pleasure by following our advice. Instructions that every athlete should know.
The myth of innate talent
Many people like the idea of having magic in our lives. And what could be more magical than being born with a gift for a particular occupation and demonstrating unsurpassed talent without much effort? So is innate talent a myth or a reality? Let's talk about the spread of people and athletes.
Does the 10,000-hour rule work?
Does the 10,000-hour rule work? There is a theory that if you spend that much time mastering a skill, you will become a pro at it. Can anyone master what they want or need, not only perseverance but also talent? We will discuss this in the article.
Can Proper Sports Nutrition Repair Connective Tissues?
Any athlete, even a beginner, is at risk of injury. There are many methods to help prevent them. But what if the injury has already happened? Ointments, Kinesio tapes, and physiotherapy perfectly show their effectiveness. What about recovery from the inside? This article will discuss which Proper Sports Nutrition help to restore connective tissues effectively. We are sure it will be helpful for all of you. It is checked up on our own experience. Save to your notes.
How do you calculate the overall efficiency of a runner?
In the post, we will discuss whether it is possible to measure a runner's effectiveness. We will share specific life hacks and formulas so that you can evaluate your effectiveness. Secrets from our sports experts
Why is overtraining dangerous, can it be “fixed”, and how to prevent it in the first place? (part 1)
Many athletes have heard the words "overtrained" and "overtrained" more than once. However, these terms are often used loosely, and only a very few truly overtrained athletes exist. In the post, we will analyze how this affects you and how to deal with it.