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Ageing and Performance

Muscle power and strength

Sleep deprivation

Sleep your way to better performance

High-intensity training

High-intensity training: one size doesn’t fit all

Sports Drinks

When sports drinks don’t work

Carbohydrate drinks, gels and bars

Why two carbs are better than one

Recovery: Cold water immersion (CWI) and the importance of sleep

The role of sleep in recovery

Athletes: Posture comes before training

The components of posture and its importance for athletes

Resistance training and muscle protein synthesis

Latest research to increase strength and muscle mass

The psychology of speed training

Mental preparation to enhance speed training and improve performance

Interval training: good for health as well as performance!

Intervals benefit performance at all levels of sport

Focusing attention on concentration

Attentional control in sport

Caffeine: old friend, new findings!

Andrew Hamilton explains new research about training and competing with caffeine supplements

Maximising the Anabolic Response to Training

Nick Tiller presents six evidence-driven but seldom practised methods by which athletes can promote the anabolic process to maximise training adaptation, promote recovery and improve athletic performance.

Fatmax: fat fact or fat fiction?

The loss of excess fat isn’t just aesthetic – it almost always produces enhanced performance

Cycling training: recent research on bone density in pro cyclists makes for uncomfortable reading

Cycling has traditionally been regarded as one of the healthiest sports around

Cycling Training: how to use GPS to improve performance

How to use GPS information technology to investigate, monitor and refine cycling training and racing

Warming up: the latest research into stretching

There’s increasing evidence that stretching before exercise doesn’t improve performance or reduce injury risk

Cycling Training: can your pedalling technique make you a more efficient rider?

How to increase cycling efficiency to improve competition performance

Cycling training: how to approach multi stage cycling events

The physiological and psychological demands of riding in a cycling tour

Cycling training: how reducing your drag will improve your cycling performance

How cyclists can combat aerodynamic drag

Aerodynamics: addressing your riding technique will improve your cycling racing

Cyclists seeking maximum speed are rightly concerned with the aerodynamic efficiency of their bikes

Cycling Equipment: The effect of aerodynamics and drag on cycling performance

How to prevent aerodynamics and drag from ruining your performance

Strength Training for Cycling at All Levels

Strength training and the importance of leg exercises: novices, experts and clubs cyclists

The test of time – testing and tapering for a cycling PB!

The importance of tapering as part of successful programme design

Road cycling: Interval training for speed

Interval training to improve anaerobic power and sprinting ability in road cycling

Poor Biomechanics Can Compromise Cycling Technique

Are your Biomechanics causing you Knee Pain?

Zone Training: Planning Your Cycling Training Program

Zone Training for Cycling to help you get the Yellow Jersey

Carbohydrate benefit during cycling

How carbohydrate affects your mood

Cycling Training improves sports performance

Can bike training improve the performance of non-cycling athletes?

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