Training theories

Sports science, marginal gains and common sense

2017-03-29: Bradley Wiggins called marginal gains "a load of rubbish" recently, and while his thoughts were poorly crafted and tainted by the context, it triggered an…

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Talent ID & Management Part 5: Early vs Late Specialisation?

2016-02-02: This episode of the Talent ID and management series looks at another very controversial question - should children and young athletes specialise in one sport,…

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Long-term athlete development

2013-02-12: LTAD is a buzzword in High Performance sports systems. Conceptually and practically, it has some important challenges, discussed…

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Marathon Speed Chapter II

2007-08-07: So looking at how the track events, and in particular, the ‘golden era’ for track running of the mid-1990′s because the catalyst that has reshaped…

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How to feed a cyclist

2007-07-18: Roll on more tour posts! Following the pre-Stage 15 prediction, we will keep the posts coming as thick and fast as the attacks we have…

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Altitude training – the basics

2007-07-07: So I really struggle to come up with a decent post for today, felt like doing something on cycling again, now that Jorg Jaksche has…

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So you want to run a fast marathon?

2007-06-06: As the marathon record creeps slowly to Ross’s predicted 2:02, it is interesting to think about where the next world record might be run. Nearly…

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Selye Adaptation principle

Training programmes – the key principle of overload

2007-05-02: Are you in a situation where you have been training dilligently for a while now, but have stopped seeing results? Perhaps you are new to…

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