When the unexpected hits, it's amazing how quickly we adapt. We catch-up with one of our triathletes to find out how she's changed her training during lockdown. Plus, 6 indoor training tips from our Performance Director.
Optimise Your Training & Performance Talk #1
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.
Optimise Your Training & Performance Talk #2
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.
Optimise Your Training & Performance Talk #3
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.
Don’t Sweat It, Honey! A Quick Guide to Sweat Tests
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.
Marathon Man Goes From Couch to 5,000k
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.
Is your cycling club holding you back?
New friends, new routes, new kit, great advice and schooling in group etiquette are all good reasons to continue cycling with your club. But, if you really want to know what you're capable of, it could be holding you back. Here are 5 reasons to start your own structured training plan.
Champions In The Making?
As the 2019 season draws to a close, we catch up with our Vitfor Future Champions athletes to find out how this innovative program has helped them achieve their cycling goals.
Low Carb Training – Old Habits & New Science
The concept of low carbohydrate training is hardly new and has been shown to support the maximising of your training adaptations. But, how do you best incorporate it into your training? Here are our top tips for low carb training from Vitfor Performance Nutritionist, David Starr.
Training With An Injury
Injuries that get in the way of training can be a pain at the best of times. But how should you approach training with an injury if you're about to tackle an important event? Find out how Team Vitfor OTE athlete is coping with her injury on the road to the Kona 2019 Ironman World Championships.