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.
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.
A quick guide to training adaptation
Training works by triggering the body into a response or adaptation. Here, we look at the basics of training adaptation and the importance of training zones in your program.
A quick guide to training zones
Training zones are commonly used as a way of measuring the intensity you should be training at. But, just how do you guage each zone for yourself? We explain each of the seven zones and how they are used in your cycling or running training.
Tapering: what it is and why you should be doing it
Just like your training, rest time or tapering, is a must if you're going to get the best from your performance. Here's what you should consider when preparing for your cycling, running or triathlon event.
Effective stretches for runners
Stretching after running is vital if you want to maintain strong, flexible muscles and joints. Here are 6 favourite easy, post-run stretching exercises plus tips on maintaining overall condition.