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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

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

How to manage Raynaud’s Syndrome when open-water swimming

Raynaud’s attacks, usually triggered by the cold causing a lack of blood flow to the extremities, are often mild and manageable; however diving into cold water may cause problems. Amy Baker from Scleroderma & Raynaud's UK (SRUK) has some advice for sufferers
14 December 2016 at 14:13

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

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

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