Training

  • Shin Splints: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    Shin Splints: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    25th April 2019

    If you’re new to running, or you’ve been running on hard, uneven or sloping surfaces such as a road with a definite camber, then one day you may just find yourself suffering pain between your knee and ankle on one…

  • 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…

  • From Couch To Snowdonia Adventure Race In 12 Weeks

    From Couch To Snowdonia Adventure Race In 12 Weeks

    12th March 2019

    If someone came up to you tomorrow and asked if you’d want to take part in a 25km run, cycle and kayak adventure race in 12 weeks’ time, you’d think that there’s no way you could even be close to…

  • How The Gym Can Help You Get Adventure Race Ready

    How The Gym Can Help You Get Adventure Race Ready

    11th March 2019

    On June 8th, 2019, adventure racing enthusiasts from near and far will descend on Snowdonia National Park for Quest Wales. The run, cycle, kayak event will take participants on a picturesque route, tackling challenging terrain across the three different disciplines.…

  • Healing Joints

    Healing Joints

    22nd January 2019

    The great news is that keeping going – training wise – into our middle and older years has so many physiological and mental benefits. Between the ages of 30 and 60, actual physical decline can be minimised. However, our bodies do become subject to more wear and…

  • Tips For Winter Running, Biking & Hiking

    Tips For Winter Running, Biking & Hiking

    31st December 2018

    Q: “I’m keen to get into the outdoors over the winter and run, bike and hike. What tips have you got in terms of kit/other needs/ requirements?” Terry Jones, by email A: Admittedly UK weather in winter can be a challenge but remember there’s no…

  • Recover The Right Way

    Recover The Right Way

    23rd November 2018

    Don’t underestimate the importance of recovery if you want to get the best from your training Without that R&R you could easily open the door to a host of issues you don’t want, such as a plateau, loss of muscle…

  • How Can Pilates Improve Your Cycling?

    How Can Pilates Improve Your Cycling?

    7th November 2018

    Pilates expert Paola Langella of Shapes Studio and Core Collective explains Paola believes that Pilates is a miracle for the body and the mind. The practice can exercise every muscle in the body and will help build core strength as…

  • Plank Variation 2: Elbows On Stability Ball

    Plank Variation 2: Elbows On Stability Ball

    5th November 2018

    Target Muscle/s: Erector spinae, obliques, rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis Sets & Reps: Static: 30 seconds. Dynamic: 12-15 reps Tempo: Static & Dynamic Frequency: Include in your two strength sessions a week The ‘plank’ is an extremely popular exercise amongst runners,…

  • Biokinetics: The Next Big Thing In Sports Therapy

    Biokinetics: The Next Big Thing In Sports Therapy

    24th June 2018

    A new trend in sports therapy is sweeping the nation! Biokinetics began as a huge helping hand with South African rugby teams and is now available for the first time ever in the UK. Kate Hayes from the prestigious Ultra…