Training

Compartment syndrome: what it is and how to treat it

Physiotherapist Omkar Sawant explains all you need to know about compartment syndrome including causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention
20 August 2019 at 12:54

Sports massage: What are the benefits of having a regular massage?

Having a regular sports massage has many benefits for athletes, says Nick Beer, including physical, physiological and psychological
16 August 2019 at 09:54

What's the serratus anterior muscle and why is it important to swimmers?

Nick Beer explains the role the oft-forgotten serratus anterior muscle plays in swimming front crawl, and how you can strengthen it
15 August 2019 at 15:04

Exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction: What it is and how it affects athletic performance

Exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction, or EILO for short, describes a condition where the larynx can start to close in when you're exercising. Dr James Hull explains all you need to know
15 August 2019 at 13:00

How to stop overstriding when you run

Do you overstride when you run? Nick Beer explains how to improve your stride length so you become more efficient
15 August 2019 at 12:00

Heart rate: How much should you worry about a high HRmax?

220 coach Dermott Hayes has this advice for a 40 year-old male triathlete who's worried his HRmax of 200 is too high?
15 August 2019 at 11:26

Rowing: Which muscles does rowing use and how does that help your tri performance?

We explain that why it's leg power, rather than arm power, rowing particularly helps
13 August 2019 at 09:45

Lyme disease: why we need to tackle it now

More awareness is needed of this little-understood disease that is damaging the health of too many triathletes
09 August 2019 at 15:16

Vicky Holland: how to train for a faster run

We join 2018 ITU world champ Vicky Holland on the track as she shares her strategy for refining her run
08 August 2019 at 11:42

Hay fever: how can I keep training and racing?

Suffer with hay fever? Here's some advice on how to prevent and treat attacks so you can keep racing and training during the summer months, from respiratory specialist, Dr James Hull
08 August 2019 at 11:00

What is Fat Pad Syndrome?

Fat Pad Syndrome is a common ailment among athletes. Physiotherapist Omkar Sawant explains all you need to know about Fat Pad Syndrome (also known as Fat Pad Impingement and Hoffa's Syndrome) and how to treat and prevent it.
07 August 2019 at 10:00

Can you race both a 70.3 and an Ironman triathlon in 6 weeks?

Entered both a half and a full Ironman just six weeks apart, and wondering how to recover from the first while training for the second? Don't fret, here's Ironman pro Tim Don with the answers
06 August 2019 at 13:00

Backstroke: What are its benefits and will it improve my front crawl?

Should you swim backstroke? Wondering if it is worth including some backstroke in your swimming sessions? Yes says John Wood, here's why...
05 August 2019 at 15:12

Why do I get sore shins when I run?

Get sore shins when you run, and do they stay sore for the rest of the week? Wondering how you can prevent/ treat this? Sports science graduate and top tri coach Scott Findlay has this advice
01 August 2019 at 12:26

8-week off-season strength training plan

It’s that time of year when you can take a break from intensive tri training. But don’t pack away your gear just yet! This plan will give you structure to build base strength over the next two months…
31 July 2019 at 14:40

Patrick Lange talks success, his training regime and his Iron mindset

From nearly quitting the sport to becoming the fastest man in Hawaii history, Patrick Lange’s path to Ironman greatness has been far from conventional. In an exclusive interview, the German superstar opens up on his astronomic rise and offers his winning advice for Iron success
31 July 2019 at 13:47

Swim leg: How to start and finish strongly

Get your tri challenge off to a flyer by developing fast swim starts and exits into T1
29 July 2019 at 16:04

Free 8-week HIIT training plan for triathletes

Think high-intensity training isn’t for us triathletes? Well think again, and get ready to smash your race PB with this 8-week HIIT training plan
24 July 2019 at 15:46

Is ice or heat best for treating injuries?

Hot and cold compresses have long been used to treat injuries, but which is best? Nick Beer weighs them up.
22 July 2019 at 14:31

Did you know…? 7 quirky facts about Challenge Roth

This weekend one of the most famous triathlons in the world takes place, Challenge Roth. And to celebrate, here are 7 quirky facts about Roth that you perhaps didn’t know...
04 July 2019 at 13:26