Nutrition: eight tips to get back on track after Christmas

 The festive period can be filled with temptation and indulgence, and for many cyclists it can be a struggle to stay on track with training and nutrition. Of course, it’s okay to enjoy yourself over Christmas and the New Year, and enjoy a well-earned break, but how can you quickly get back on track now

Why Taking Time Off From Exercise Is Good For Your Health

There’s nothing like a new season to get us fired up for sports again — bulking up for summer’s Tough Mudder, or sneaking over to the track for speed work while dreaming of a personal best in that half-marathon this fall. But years of research and experience have led to a surprising new consensus among

An Athlete’s Guide To Surviving Christmas

Christmas is great. You get presents, you see your family, you do fun stuff together, you eat nice food, and you get to relax. Everyone loves Christmas. But how can an athlete balance his or her training and diet over the festive period? It is a difficult question, but also a key issue – athletes

7 WORST FITNESS MISTAKES

Not achieving your fitness goals? Find out 7 of the biggest fitness mistakes that could be holding back your training. There are so many ways we can undermine ourselves in the pursuit of physical perfection. When it comes to working out, we assume that a couple of long gym sessions twice or three times a

New injury prevention exercise programme will dramatically reduce injuries in rugby

One of the simple exercises trialed as part of the ‘Activate’ programme, which has led to significant reductions in concussion and lower-limb injuries. A new dynamic 20-minute exercise programme, performed by rugby players before training and pre-match, could dramatically reduce injuries in the sport according to a benchmark study published on the 22nd October 2017.

Why England U21s play Subbuteo at half-time

Subbuteo has become a useful tactical tool for England Under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd and his players during half-time team talks Football managers have performance analysts and a whole host of gizmos they can call upon to help deliver tactical instructions to their players, but England Under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd is using Subbuteo as part of his

Tips for Overcoming the Fear of Descending

You’ve strapped your bike to the top of your car, and driven to the top of an awesomely steep mountain Bob from the cycle club was telling you about. You get on your bike and realise just how steep the hill is – a sense of doubt creeps over you. How do you overcome the

Athleticism

Today we have better performances that we have ever had, but there are more injuries and fewer athletes able to sustain high performance levels for an extended career. What is missing? It is athleticism. We know it when we see it! We talk about it, but do we develop it? What is it? Let’s begin

20 Ways to Prepare Young Athletes for Success in Sports and in Life

It’s a challenging time to be a parent. My twin daughters just turned two, and I can already appreciate this fact. You see, at the end of my own personal youth athletics career, I went directly to a career in coaching young athletes – and I’ve been there for well over a decade now. To

Understanding Sport Ethics

Sports ethics is that branch of the philosophy of sport addressing the specific ethical questions that arise during and around sports competitions. With the affirmation of professional sports in the past century as well as the rise of a voluminous entertainment industry related to it, sport ethics has come to be not only a fertile