Injuries

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

Beginning regular exercise can reverse heart damage

Exercise can reverse damage to sedentary, ageing hearts and help prevent risk of future heart failure say cardiologists at UT Southwestern and Texas Health Resources.
09 January 2018 at 10:36

Weak core muscles can cause lower back pain

New research highlights how important developing a strong core is for endurance athletes
05 January 2018 at 09:31

Strength training: side bridge hip abduction

Our 12 Days of Christmas special continues
31 December 2017 at 09:00

Strength training: tricep dips

Our 12 Days of Christmas special continues
30 December 2017 at 07:00

Strength training: seated row

Our 12 Days of Christmas training special continues
29 December 2017 at 06:00

Strength training: hamstring curls

Our 12 Days of Christmas special continues
27 December 2017 at 05:00

5 key ways cold weather affects your body and your training

We all know training outside when it's cold is tough, but have you ever thought how the freezing temperatures actually affects your body? Andy Blow explains 5 ways it can play havoc with your training
15 December 2017 at 12:37

Triathletes and eating disorders: what's the link?

In endurance sport, it’s often believed that the lighter you are, the faster you are, which can lead to over-controlled diets and eating disorders. Tim Heming explores the link…
12 December 2017 at 12:35

Male triathletes found to be at higher risk of myocardial fibrosis

Male long distance triathletes face a higher risk of a potentially harmful heart condition called myocardial fibrosis, according to new research.
22 November 2017 at 09:48

Post exercise immunosuppression: are you a sufferer?

You’re in the best shape of your life, so why do you keep getting ill? Well, you may be suffering from PEIS – Post Exercise Immunosuppression. Warren Pole discusses causes, symptoms and treatment
20 November 2017 at 11:39

How does acupuncture work and does it benefit rehabilitation and sports performance?

Fancy getting needles stuck in you? Acupuncture could improve your recovery from injury, and your triathlon performance says musculoskeletal expert Jack Loveday
16 November 2017 at 11:17