Injuries

Movement screening: what it is & how it helps athletes

Heard of functional movement screening (FMS) and movement competency screening but unsure about what exactly they are and how they can help triathletes? Top Kona age-grouper and physiotherapist Alison Wilson, and sports performance specialist Dr. Matt Kritz PhD explains all you need to know
07 December 2016 at 09:03

Alexander Technique: what it is and how it can help athletes

Elizabeth Dodgson explains how the Alexander Technique can help triathletes get faster, perform more efficiently and reduce the likelihood of injury
23 November 2016 at 08:40

Injury-Free Running

Dr Catherine Laraman explains how to prevent running injuries from occurring, and how to treat them if they do strike
11 November 2016 at 09:00

Tips for managing carpal tunnel syndrome when cycling

Suffer wrist pain and numbness/pins and needles in your thumb and adjacent fingers when cycling? You could be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome says sports therapist Kevin James. Here he explains causes, symptoms and management
03 November 2016 at 11:25

TUEs and their use in sport

Dr Leon Creaney, a consultant in sport & exercise medicine, gives us his opinion on TUEs and their use in sport
27 September 2016 at 13:22  (2)

Struggle to sleep after exercise?

Feel quite wired after evening training and have trouble sleeping? Here are some tips from leading elite sports sleep coach Nick Littlehales
15 September 2016 at 13:24

Exercise-induced asthma explained

Been diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma and wondering how it will impact your triathlon performance and training? Leon Creaney, a consultant physician in sport and exercise medicine, explains
08 September 2016 at 14:58

How does smoking affect your lungs?

Dr Leon Creaney explains the impact smoking has on your body, and how it affects your performance
16 August 2016 at 08:55

What is cupping?

We explain ‘cupping’ , the alternative therapy that’s sweeping Rio
09 August 2016 at 13:09

Should I continue strength training in race season?

Yes says Nick Beer and Alice Hector - here they discuss how much time you should spend strength training during the triathlon season and what you should prioritise
28 July 2016 at 08:57

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)