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21Feb, 2019 0 comments
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Summer bodies are made in the winter!

You may not have a marathon, cycling event or skiing trip to prepare for – but you’re more than likely going to want to look great this summer! Whether it be for pool/beach-side snaps, or for just the general “feel good” factor, looking and f ...

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14Feb, 2019 0 comments
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IHE is for health, not just acclimatisation!

When you’re in the chamber and see someone sitting on the POD completing an intermittent hypoxic exposure (IHE) session, it’s a natural thought that they are likely preparing for a mountain summit. We have helped hundreds of clients acclimatise t ...

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24Jan, 2019 0 comments
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Pack a punch!

Force. Strength. Power. Regardless of your sport, it’s always beneficial to be able to pack a punch. Marathon? You’ll need to overtake fellow runners every now and then. Bike race? You’ll need to sprint past your opponents for the line. Triathl ...

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13Dec, 2018 0 comments

Preparing for optimal cycling performance at altitude

Picture this: You’ve crested the top of the Col du Meraillet, taken a quick sip from your bidon and re-zipped your jersey and gilet before enjoying the short, fast descent. In a matter of kilometres, you’ll be climbing again up to the top of the ...

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08Nov, 2018 0 comments
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The Effects of Altitude on Cycling Performance

Picture this: you’re in your Lycra, sliding on your sunglasses past your helmet straps and about to clip into your pedals. You can see the mountain summits far away in the distance…it’s here…today is Etape du Tour 2019!

We’re sure that ...

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01Nov, 2018 0 comments
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Supplying oxygen to your muscles – we can give you more!

We all know that oxygen demand and supply are important for exercise. Oxygen is what allows our muscles to keep contracting, and subsequently keep exercising at our intended intensity. When the supply of oxygen to working muscles is slowing down, thi ...

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27Sep, 2018 0 comments
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The seasons already started…but there’s still time to get fit!

You’ve already got your studs on, gum shield in and scrum hat secured (if applicable) – but how fit are you feeling for the rugby season ahead? You know what it takes to take down your opponent, force yourself through the gaps and reach the try-l ...

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06Sep, 2018 0 comments
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Winter training: it’s time to switch it up!

We’ve been extremely lucky with warm, bright and sunny conditions this year in England – but sadly, winter, or at least cooler and darker conditions are on their way! With this on the horizon, it’s time to consider your plans for training over ...

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26Jul, 2018 0 comments
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What do coaches and athletes think about altitude training?

In some cases, when we hear about elite athletes heading off to altitude training camps or working hard in their hypoxic chambers, it gives us motivation to train hard ourselves. We know that for them, this is the norm: training regularly at a hard i ...

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12Jul, 2018 0 comments
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Taper using the POD…it will make you faster!

You’re a couple of weeks away from event day…the excitements there, but you’re not sure on how to taper. Do you run little and often, or a few long steady runs? The main idea of a taper is what keeps you calm, relaxed and focused ahead of your ...

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