Injuries

6 common foot problems triathletes face and how to treat them

Your feet have a huge impact on your triathlon performance, says Andy Barber, so you need to look after them properly. Here he explains how and the 6 most common foot problems/injuries triathletes suffer and how to treat them
22 July 2016 at 09:32

Back pain after the bike leg explained

Suffer back stiffness/tightness after coming off the bike for the run section, which slows you down? Simon Ward explains what could be causing it and how to fix it
23 June 2016 at 11:55

Ice baths: do they help athletes after intense exercise?

A new meta-analysis of several studies reveals the true results of cold-water immersion after intense exercise
28 April 2016 at 10:49

Hip pain: diagnosis and causes

Sore hips, while common among triathletes, are difficult to diagnose and treat. Luckily 220 physio Emma Deakin knows the signs, symptoms and solutions for hip problems and injuries
24 March 2016 at 10:13

Tight hamstrings Q&A: how can I stretch them out?

220 contributor Paul Larkins advises a reader who has been left with tight hamstrings after a knee operation and a period of inactivity
21 March 2016 at 12:00

5 tips for making the most of the triathlon off-season

British Triathlon Federation physiotherapist Emma Deakin explains how to make the most of the winter months so you are in the best possible shape for the new season
26 January 2016 at 14:46

3 strength and conditioning exercises to help you stay injury-free

Nick Beer explains 3 essential exercises that should be part of every training programme to help keep you injury-free, and gain maximum benefit and results from your training schedule.
25 January 2016 at 09:38

How to recover from an IT band injury

It's one of the most common ailments amongst runners and triathletes - our expert Emma Deakin is on hand to tell you how to treat the injury and recover quicker...
15 January 2016 at 15:58

Tri Q+A: Should you race with a cold?

Should you race, or even train, when you're under the weather? Our expert Joe Beer weighs up the arguments for and against racing with a cold...
27 November 2015 at 13:23  (1)

Should you stretch before running?

To stretch or not to stretch? Some seem to swear by it, whilst there are fast runners a-plenty out there who deem stretching as overrated and do almost none at all. Our expert Rob Stewart gives us the lowdown...
06 November 2015 at 13:49  (3)

How to prevent muscle cramp during exercise

It comes to nearly everyone sooner or later – here are some tried-and-tested remedies
31 August 2015 at 11:00

Five quick, easy ways to test your health and fitness

Try these simple ways to assess your fitness to race, from resting heart rate to the 'brownie point deficit'

Five essential stretches for triathletes to stay injury-free

An essential but oft-omitted part of triathlon training, stretching is key to staying supple and injury-free, says our resident physio
30 July 2015 at 11:00

Swimmer's shoulder: what causes it, and three exercises to treat it

We take a look at one of the most problematic ailments swimmers face, how to diagnose it, and what exercises you can do to fix it
13 July 2015 at 14:54

How to prevent runner’s knee, and four exercises to treat it

It’s a common complaint among triathletes – our resident physio has the expert advice and exercises you need
10 July 2015 at 12:53

Exercises to help triathletes recover from injury quickly and safely

220’s resident physio offers some ‘safe’ exercises you can do to maintain fitness, increase strength and speed up recovery…
29 April 2015 at 16:28

Delayed onset muscle soreness in the calves – simple exercises to fix it

A common complaint among triathletes, our resident physio has some simple exercises to help build calf endurance
07 April 2015 at 14:48

Keep your run fitness up with a foot injury

It’s every runner’s nightmare – we look at how to train without inflicting more damage
05 March 2015 at 15:57

Plantar fasciitis – exercises to fix it

It's a common runner’s complaint that affects age-groupers and elites alike, but how do you fix it? Our resident physio explains all...
25 February 2015 at 14:20

Exercises to get rid of shin splints

220’s physio looks at their cause and the conditioning exercises that can prevent them
02 January 2015 at 11:00