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  • 10 minutes with Olympian Jo Pavey

    10 minutes with Olympian Jo Pavey

    30th July 2019

    Crowned European 10,000m Champion less than 10 months after having her second child at the age of 40, Olympian Jo Pavey has learned that being adaptable and flexible has given her the edge – and now she’s setting the bar…

  • Why you need a training plan

    Why you need a training plan

    27th July 2019

    Running injury and performance specialist Matt Phillips looks at how to change training habits to progress and stay injury free. Achieving a new PB can bring an emotional high like no other but chasing it too enthusiastically can all too…

  • Managing the work/life balance

    Managing the work/life balance

    26th July 2019

    Athlete Ben Price talks about how he finds the time and inclination to train as a busy father and full-time employee As an athlete, how often are you asked by colleagues, friends or family, ‘How do you do it? How…

  • Don’t let fear hold you back

    Don’t let fear hold you back

    23rd June 2019

    Whether it’s race-day nerves or feeling anxious about tackling a new challenge, don’t let fear cripple you and restrict what you can achieve. Sports Psychologist Evie Serventi has some advice Any new challenge, or one that presents something to win…

  • Choosing the right running shoes for you

    Choosing the right running shoes for you

    7th June 2019

    Can running shoes really prevent you from getting injured and if so, how do you choose the right pair for you? Running rehab specialist Matt Phillips reports. How did you choose your last pair of running shoes? If you visited…

  • Lower Back Ache From Cycling

    Lower Back Ache From Cycling

    9th April 2019

    Physiotherapist, Tobias Bremer answers reader’s questions including this one on diagnosing lower back ache among cyclists. Q. My lower back aches after cycling. Why, and what can I do about it? Paul Hyde, by email A. Obviously the first port of call…

  • Single Leg Squat

    Single Leg Squat

    10th February 2019

    Target Muscle/s: Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Glutes, Calves Sets & Reps: 12 rep max x 3 sets (1-2 minute rest) Tempo: 2 seconds down, 1 second up Frequency: Twice a week strength training program (or as advised if part of rehab plan)…

  • How To Get The Most Out Of Rest Days

    How To Get The Most Out Of Rest Days

    30th January 2019

    Fitness fans are being told to sleep-in and stop skimping on protein if they want to get the most out of rest days. The team behind health and fitness site Vivotion.com say that regularly taking days off from intense exercise…