When training for endurance sports, athletes need to dispense with the myth that putting in the miles will yield results. In the first of a series of talks, Vitfor Performance Director, Craig Stevenson, explains how we find the right balance between intensity, frequency and volume to build your training program and how you can take steps for yourself to improve your training approach.
Our body is a marvellous machine, but our day-to-day lifestyle can take its toll on our ability to maximise performance. In the first of a series of talks, Vitfor Strength & Conditioning Coach, Byron Spence, explains how we test for the disfunction and asymmetries that can manifest and the steps you can take to improve the quality of your strength and conditioning sessions.
From drinking too much water, to mixing carb drinks with hydro tabs, there are many mistakes that athletes make when it comes to balancing their fuel and hydration needs. Here, Precision Hydration Expert, Andy Brodziak, explains why hydration and managing sodium loss is so important and provides some practical steps that you can take today to monitor your own hydration needs.
When the body loses too much sodium during exertion, it can be detrimental to your performance. Vitfor Future Champion, Danni Khan, was back in the lab for testing ahead of the 2020 season, and this time she underwent a simple sweat test to analyse and address her hydration requirements.
Whilst many of us would see Couch to 5k as challenge enough, having come that far, Matt Gibson, decided to add a few zeros to the goal. Now, after countless marathons, ultra-marathons, triathlons, epic bike rides and even a World Record or two, Matt reflects on his five year journey through the world of endurance sports.