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Muscle power and strength
Sleep your way to better performance
When sports drinks don’t work
Andrew Hamilton explains new research about training and competing with caffeine supplements
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.
The loss of excess fat isn’t just aesthetic – it almost always produces enhanced performance
Can lifting weights help middle distance runners run faster or further with no corresponding improvements in aerobic fitness?
There’s increasing evidence that stretching before exercise doesn’t improve performance or reduce injury risk
Explosive type strength training enhances distance-running performance
Bleeding risk for ultra runners
Distance runners: Running is a poor man's sport: Bruce Tulloh on the inexorable decline in Northern European endurance running
Strength endurance: Power without mass: how strength and plyometric training can boost endurance running performance
Distance running veterans - Is ageing inevitable - or simply the result of 'detraining'?
East African running: an alternative explanation for the East African dominance of distance running
Injury risks for marathon 'virgins'
Nature and nurture in Ethiopian endurance running success
Distance running training - How
The effect of increasing the flexibility of joints on distance running
Half marathon and 5k run training: performance enhancing workouts that will improve your distance running
Half-marathon and 5K workouts - These are the 'golden workouts' for success
Cross-country runners: Owen Anderson answers training queries
Beyond the marathon
An insight into how Kenyan runners pace themselves during distance running events
Anaerobic Training: If you're a 5K runner, don't neglect the crucial 7 per cent
10k: If you want to set a world 10K record, run the second half slightly faster - and do it in July in Scandinavia!
If you want to be as successful as Kenyan distance runners you need to train like them!
A new training regime for your own "miracle" mile based on recent research carried out in the US at George Washington University and the University of Rhode Island.
If it makes sense to run the second half faster than the first, then why do the Kenyans go out so fast?
10k training: What does science have to say about the right training programme for the 10K?
Genetics And Performance: What research tells us about African runners: are they really genetically more gifted?