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Ageing and Performance

Muscle power and strength

Sleep deprivation

Sleep your way to better performance

Sports Drinks

When sports drinks don’t work

Swimming training: methods to improve swimming speed

Applying new research: every swimmer can swim faster

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

Warming up: the latest research into stretching

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

David Walliams' Endurance Swimming Coach Reveals All

Endurance Training and Mental Toughness for Long Distance Swimming

Children participating in swimming training exhibit increased oxidative stress

Oxidative stress in swimmers

Swimmers affected by body clock

Circadian rhythms affect swimming performance

Swimming technique: stroke training to improve swimming times

Swimming Training: An overview of the basics of technique for all strokes and specific training needs

Sports psychology: how swimmers approach training and competition

The importance of paying attention in sport

Swimming training: why high-intensity training is more productive for swimmers than high-volume training

Traditional high-volume model of training will NOToptimise performance

Strength training: gym exercises to improve swimming performance

Swimmers need to follow a programme of exercises that replicate their actions in the water as closely as possible.

Nutritional supplements: your nutritional strategy should be planned in detail as part of your overall training programme

Look, listen and think before you take supplements

Bathing in carbonated water as a warm-up can improve swimming times

Swimmers can improve their performance through carbon dioxide bathing

Swimmers - Is fatter faster?

Swimmers - Is Fatter Faster?

How to develop strength and power for swimmers

Weight assisted strength training is better than a traditional resistance programme for swimming

Immune system

Swimmers' immune systems tumble in response to competition; glutamine doesn't help, but sugar does.

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Although super-high training volumes are the rule rather than the exception for swimmers, there' s solid evidence that these heavy loads may be counter-productive.


Weight trainers miss out on the "runner's high"

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