Cross Training Workouts – Important Facts You Need to Know

Cross Training is a powerful and effective way to get and stay fit. However, before you begin your own workouts, take note of the five important facts that will boost your performance and keep you in peak condition. 1 – Eliminate Boredom Cross training is the perfect remedy to boredom. Most people stick to the […]

Kettlebell Training For Triathletes – A Half Marathon Experiment

As every triathlon enthusiast will appreciate, success in competition demands a considerable time commitment. Indeed, many participants find themselves short-changing other important aspects of their lives, such as work, and time for family and friends, in order to put in those all important training hours. I myself have slaved away for up to 14 hours […]

Weight Training For Sport

There is no longer any doubt that effective, targeted resistance training is not just beneficial but critical to improvements in sports performance. Sports such as rugby, American Football, and rowing have employed weightlifting techniques of some form for what seems like forever. However, these are sports where the size of the athlete has in the […]

Training For Your First Bodybuilding Competition at Any Age

Competing in a bodybuilding competition is an exciting, exhilarating and fulfilling experience. It takes determination, dedication and just plain hard work. And, unless you plan on becoming a professional, all you can hope for from all of your effort is a trophy. Ah, but what a trophy! When you stand on stage, holding a rigid […]

Excellence in Sports: Training the Brain

Basketball players and coachers use to say that you cannot teach talent. Either you have it or you don’t. This is true, yet many talented players fail to fulfil their potential. Talented players who are getting lost in the game are not an uncommon sight. In order to fulfil their potential, players need additional highly […]

Misconceptions About Circuit Strength Training

One of the biggest misconceptions about circuit strength training is that you can’t build muscle when you combine aerobic activity with strength training. This is especially the case with men. It’s no secret that men and women have different goals when they hit the gym, and while a woman may sign up for a yoga […]

Triathlon Lactate Threshold: Interval Training for the Bike

When training for the bike leg of a triathlon, consistent stressing of the body’s lactate production mechanism is the key to achieving a faster race pace on the bike and a smoother transition from the bicycle to the run. If you don’t know too much about the lactate threshold, click here for a previous article […]

The Right Balance Between Tennis Training and Fitness

Tennis training and fitness are linked at every level and cannot be dissociated in order to become a good tennis player. Tennis training will teach players the right technique for the ground strokes, volleys, serves, but without a good fitness level, players will always be limited. Tennis training and fitness have to be done together […]

Recovery from Strenuous Sports Performance Training

What is recovery from strenuous sports performance training about? People who exercise regularly and play sports often spend a lot of time preparing careful sports performance training programmes. These focus on positively building all the areas of fitness and technique important to the successful conduct of their favorite activity. Some enthusiastic runners, cyclists and triathletes […]