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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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07Jun, 2018 0 comments
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What’s your VO2MAX!?

Most of us have either asked, or have been asked this question once in our lifetime. For those of you who are unsure, VO2MAX stands for maximal oxygen uptake, and easily understood as the amount of oxygen you can use at the fastest treadmill speed (f ...

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24May, 2018 0 comments
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Run faster and preserve energy? What's not to like?!

The marathon season is currently in it’s peak, and a lot of our clients have smashed their previous PB’s! But we also have a number of clients who specialise in the shorter distances, such as 5 and 10 km, and track-based 400, 800 and 1500 m.

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03May, 2018 0 comments
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Ever have one of those days when you just don’t feel like getting on the bike?

At some point throughout your training block, you may feel this way. It may be that this particular part of the training block is too intense, so the legs are feeling heavy; it may be that other commitments are taking up a lot of time throughout the ...

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