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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

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

Why does the outside of my foot hurt when I run?

Do you experience pain on the outside of your foot when you run, which increases with distance/time? Sports biomechanics expert Richard Felton discusses causes and solutions
14 November 2017 at 09:32

Can I continue training with foot osteoarthritis?

Been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in your feet and worried you may no longer be able to run and train for, and compete in, triathlons? Chris Kay, a qualified sports rehabilitation specialist, explains how you can manage the condition and alleviate the symptoms, so you can still run.
09 November 2017 at 15:11

Fit, active white men found to be at a higher risk of plaque buildup in arteries

Study compares 25-year exercise patterns of 3,175 participants with heart disease indicators
18 October 2017 at 11:51  (1)

Anorexia: one man's story

"You can forget any of the stereotypical characteristics that are commonly banded around with anorexia. I didn't think I looked fat, I didn't look in the mirror and see a fat person staring back." Endurance athlete Ian Sockett explains how he developed anorexia
09 October 2017 at 14:10

Why does my calf cramp towards the end of an open water swim?

Andy Blow has some advice for a triathlete who regularly gets calf cramping towards the end of an open-water swim, but never in the pool.
05 October 2017 at 13:54

Why do I wheeze when running?

Find it hard to breathe when running and feel like you're wheezing, despite being relatively fit and able to go on the cross trainer or bike for decent sessions? Sports scientist Andy Blow explains possible causes and solutions
29 September 2017 at 10:27

How to come back from a running injury

Recovering from a running injury? Here's some advice from one of the UK's leading sports scientists and marathon specialists, Professor John Brewer
21 August 2017 at 12:20

Exercise-induced anaemia: what it is and how to avoid it

Exercise-induced anaemia is more common than you’d think – but it can be avoided… says Andrew Hamilton
10 August 2017 at 14:35

Transitions: The physiological changes your body goes through

Brick sessions are ideal for getting our body used to triathlon transitions, but what happens physiologically when you swap sports? Sarah Green, consultant rehab physio for Six Physio, explains...
07 August 2017 at 15:39

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