Today, VO2max – maximal oxygen uptake – measures an athlete’s potential, but in the past, a tape measure and stopwatch were used. Even the most precise data obtained using those tools is laughable in the face of current scientific tests. Read More “VO2max. An athlete’s engine capacity”
There is no doubt caffeine improves sporting performance in most athletes and disciplines. It is now well documented that the majority of athletes (70-80%) regularly use caffeine. Read More “Caffeine and sporting performance: instructions”
We are obsessed with fat burning! Some of us want to burn fat to lose weight or look lean, some want to burn fat because it makes them faster. But what is the evidence that we should burn fat and that fat burning is good for us? Read More “Fat burning for athletes”
Everyone knows that being able to deal with fatigue and to keep going even when the effort is extreme, at the very limit of what we can do, is a vital trait in endurance events. Read More “Endurance: beyond the limit”
Omega-3 and training. Equipe Enervit decided to focus on this pairing in a new study that used a group of runners. The results are below. Read More “Training and omega-3: the new study from Equipe Enervit”
You might have heard talk of it, you might even have picked it up yourself reading his blog, and you’ve almost definitely noted it if you’ve watched any videos of him online, but it is only once you have the man in front of you that you sense and understand just how meticulous, precise and orderly Federico Pellegrino is. Read More “Face to face with the greats of sport: Federico Pellegrino”
The Florence marathon on 24 November will provide an excellent opportunity to see whether or not your long runs have been done properly. If you didn’t include any this time, then you can next time. Here, you can find all the tips you need to truly take advantage of this effective training programme.
I imagine everyone reading this has looked something up on the internet and found themselves in a tangle of links and pages. Initially drawn by a sense of curiosity, we lose ourselves in the news, but such directionless browsing quite often leads to unexpected discoveries. Read More “Internet tangles and a doping scandal”