Injuries

Essential skills: basic first aid for runners

Do you know what to do if your training partner gets sunstroke when out running or suffers a strain? Here's some first aid advice from St John Ambulance
28 June 2017 at 10:45

7 embarrassing ailments and how to treat them

Suffering from a niggling, cringeworthy problem that you just can’t bear to share? You're not alone and the solution may be easier than you think, says Emma Larard
21 June 2017 at 09:10

How to spot and help someone in trouble when swimming

From watching TV and films, it is easy to expect a drowning person to violently thrash around in the water while calling for help, however that is often not the case. The first aid charity St John Ambulance explains how to recognise the signs and what to do
22 May 2017 at 09:11

Essential skills: basic first aid for cyclists

Do you know what to do if someone has an accident cycling? Here's some first aid advice from St John Ambulance
19 May 2017 at 09:03

Achilles tendon injuries: how they happen and how to prevent them

Achilles tendon injuries can wipe out your season in seconds. Physio Alan Robb explains the key to prevention
03 May 2017 at 09:26

What is cyclist's neck and how can you prevent it?

Bad bike posture can quickly lead to painful neck strains. Physio Stephen Garvey discusses causes, symptoms and prevention of cyclist's neck
27 April 2017 at 10:09

What is cyclist's knee and how do you treat it?

Pain around the kneecap can be easily caused by repetitive cycling. Here's physio and cycling specialist Stephen Garvey with some advice on prevention and treatment
26 April 2017 at 14:39

How Ironman helped my fight against MS

Conor Devine was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a decade ago but triathlon became the catalyst to turn his life around
19 April 2017 at 10:23

Therapeutic use exemption drugs and their place in performance medicine

Over the last couple of years the ‘Therapeutic Use Exemption’ (TUE) system in elite sport has been subject to much media speculation, in particular the drugs Kenalog, Thyroxine and Meldonium. Dr Leon Creaney, a consultant in sport & exercise medicine debates their uses and place in performance medicine
12 April 2017 at 12:37

Why do I get knee pain when running downhill?

Are you fine running on the flat and climbs, but suffer knee pain on the descents? Andy Blow discusses three possible causes
23 March 2017 at 14:52

How can I strengthen my glute muscles?

If your knees often feel weak after training sessions, it could be due to a lack of glute strength. Nick Beer explains how to strengthen your glute muscles
20 March 2017 at 09:43

How does exercise affect my heart?

Mat Brett explains the key effects and adaptations exercise has on your cardiovascular system
17 March 2017 at 11:45

Using heart rate variability to optimise triathlon training

A recent study adds further weight to the purported benefits of training by heart rate variability
15 March 2017 at 13:29

What is functional movement screening?

Top Kona age-grouper and physiotherapist Alison Wilson explains the benefits of functional movement screening and why it is beneficial to triathletes
07 March 2017 at 10:25

Shoulder impingement syndrome: exercises and management tips

Suffer from shoulder impingement syndrome? Remedial massage and anatomy expert Kevin James explains how to maintain your fitness without making the condition worse
22 February 2017 at 11:43

How to manage Raynaud’s Syndrome when running

Triggered by the cold, those with Raynaud’s can endure excruciating pain and numbness in their hands and feet, as well as other extremities. Raynaud’s sufferer and keen marathon runner Susie Hoare shares her top tips for managing the condition when running in cold weather
08 February 2017 at 09:53

How to treat a quadriceps injury

Qualified remedial massage and anatomy specialist Kevin James explains what to do if you are concerned you have strained your quads
01 February 2017 at 12:34

5 tips for coping with injuries

Whether you’re training for the Olympics or your local triathlon, it’s just devastating not to be able to do what you want to do, says three-time Olympic triathlete Helen Jenkins. Here are her top 5 tips for coping with injury…
23 January 2017 at 12:54

Strength training: side bridge hip abduction

Our 12 Days of Christmas special continues
31 December 2016 at 09:00

Strength training: tricep dips

Our 12 Days of Christmas special continues
30 December 2016 at 09:00