Injuries

What’s the difference between shin splints and stress fractures?

We explain the difference between shin splints and stress fractures and how you tell which one you’re suffering from
07 June 2018 at 12:40

How does endurance sports affect your lungs and respiratory system?

Endurance training enhances the respiratory system in a number of ways. Here we explain the key adaptations
14 May 2018 at 10:29

How treading softly could lead to big gains in running performance

Research suggests that by landing more quietly, it will improve run form
04 May 2018 at 12:21

How can I treat a grade-3 shoulder separation injury without surgery?

Suffered a grade-3 shoulder separation and don't want to go down the surgical route? Nick Beer has this rehab advice
11 April 2018 at 12:20

Why do my ankles and legs swell up after racing an Ironman triathlon?

Wondering if it's normal for both legs and ankles to swell up after an Ironman, and how you can alleviate or prevent it? Kev James explains all
04 April 2018 at 13:00

Air Relax recovery system review

Want to improve your recovery after hard training sessions? Helen Webster reviews this top-end recovery system used by professional triathletes
12 March 2018 at 11:38

How foam rolling aids muscle recovery

We all know foam rolling is widely recommended for helping a triathlete's muscles to recover, but do we know how it helps? It works by firing up the nervous system says scientist David Behm
09 March 2018 at 14:18

Regular exercise found to defy ageing

The key to keeping the body young and healthy is to regularly exercise, scientists from the University of Birmingham and King's College London have found.
09 March 2018 at 12:25

How does doing strenuous exercise translates into better endurance?

Have you ever wondered how strenuous exercise translates into better endurance? The key, say scientists from the Salk Institute, is the protein ERRγ (ERR gamma).
07 March 2018 at 10:02

Muscle activation exercises: how they work and why they are important

Ever wondered why exactly activation exercises and drills are important and how they differ to static stretches? Dominic Richmond from CapitalPhysio.com explains what you need to know, and shares some good exercises for activating the glutes, a group of key muscles for running and cycling
05 March 2018 at 12:14

How can I alleviate chilblains?

Suffer chilblains in your hands and feet during the winter, despite wearing gloves and thermal socks? Amy Baker from Scleroderma & Raynaud's UK (SRUK) explains how to prevent and treat them
27 February 2018 at 11:49

How to relieve muscle soreness after a hard workout

James Bird of CapitalPhsyio.com explains 10 of the most effective, and proven, ways to improve muscle recovery after hard exercise.
05 February 2018 at 08:59

Do muscles have memories?

Scientists discover muscle memory lies deeper than first thought and the key is in the muscle's DNA... This knowledge could help athletes recover better from injuries, but it could also have further implications for those caught taking performance- enhancing drugs
31 January 2018 at 09:30

What's the difference between muscles, tendons and ligaments?

Physiotherapist Dominic Richmond of CapitalPhysio.com explains the difference between the three most common soft tissue types; muscles, tendons, and ligaments and the most common types of injuries associated with them
30 January 2018 at 11:03

Why do I feel extremely lethargic the week of my period?

Feel lethargic during your period and struggle to train? Our experts Lucy-ann Prideaux and Auriel Forrester have some advice
26 January 2018 at 11:20

Cycling doesn't damage men's sexual or urinary functions

Scientists find male cyclists are not more prone to sexual or urinary problems than other athletes
22 January 2018 at 14:45

Self-massage: how to treat your aches and pains

Hold the jokes – self-massage can help those aching leg muscles no end. So, Chris Blythin asks, why not take a hands-on approach?
15 January 2018 at 14:08

Why do I get elbow pain when I swim?

Get a pain on the inside of your elbows when you swim? It could be swimmer's elbow says Dan Bullock. Here he discusses causes, treatment and prevention
15 January 2018 at 13:25

10 irritating minor tri ailments and how to treat them

Nothing stops a triathlete in their tracks quite like an irritating ailment. Amy Swan reveals some common tri problems, and how you can beat them
11 January 2018 at 11:41

How to start running after a calf injury

Paul Larkins explains the best ways to get your running back on track without risking further injury
09 January 2018 at 15:02