Veteran athletes can have unique sports questions. What are common osteoarthritis symptoms? What are good workout routines for knee injuries? What’s there to do about running and shin pain? These articles handle nutrition tips, how to deal with periodisation, and much more… To browse our library of free sports training articles, browse using the categories on the left or use the search box.
Speed development for master athletes
Training for master athletes: plyometrics, explosive and maximal strength training
Masters rowing – don’t fear the reaper!
Speed and age - The bad news is that speed declines with age; the good news is that you can arrest, even reverse, this degenerative process
Degenerative joints - The best foods and supplements to protect your joints from age-related degeneration
Distance running veterans - Is ageing inevitable - or simply the result of 'detraining'?
Fitness and memory - How fitness improves memory in mid-life
Power v endurance: what goes first in the ageing stakes?
Bone Maintenance in Older Runners
Research suggests creatine can improve an ageing athlete's performance
The role of aerobic exercise in the veteran endurance athlete
Strength-training For Mature Athletes: Using prediction equations to determine 1RM for strength-training older adults
Strength And Endurance
Two workouts that will help you pack more punch with your race pace - even at age 56
Age And Fat: As you get older, do you have to get fatter?
Rowing Machine Training: Our veteran rower moves into the third stage of his record-breaking programme.
Veteran Runners: improve your foot speed
Humidity and Performance
Personal Bests: These are the changes to concentrate on if you want to produce more PBs.
Shin Pain Case study: a veteran runner with shin pain.
If you want to keep well as you get older, adopt the " use it or lose it" philosophy.
How master athletes can reduce the decline of their endurance levels
As you get older, there will be some changes in how your body processes nutrients, and your need for particular nutrients may alter.
Age related training - To limit the effects of time,you must choose the right workouts.
" I am now running, at 59, the sort of times I was running as a 19-year-old National Serviceman" .
For endurance athletes, two of the key problems associated with getting older are a gradual decline in muscle mass and a potential loss of bone density. The missing muscle makes it more difficult to run, cycle or swim powerfully, and the shrinking bones increase the likelihood of injury and osteoporosis.
Do the young respond more effectively to aerobic training? Don't you believe it. We hear it all the time: old people can't respond to training as young people do.