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.
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.
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.
'Talent needs trauma' is the intimidating mantra of Clive Kennedy-Burn, two time Ironman 70.3 European and World age group champion. Here he shares the story of his first big win.
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.
Choosing a professional bike fit isn't just about improving performance; it could also be the key to reducing injury. Here's what to look for from your bike fit.
'Zones' are commonly used in cycling and running training as a way of measuring the intensity you should be training at. Read here to find out more about training zones and how you can measure yours.