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  • Sweat The Small Stuff: The Best Way To Rehydrate

    Sweat The Small Stuff: The Best Way To Rehydrate

    21st June 2017

    Aerobic exercise such as running often involves sweating, but why do we lose sodium when we sweat? And what is the best method of rehydration? George Winter asks the experts. The Science  Electrolytes are an important part of the sweating story. They’re substances which, when dissolved, separate…

  • Exercise of the Month – Hip Flexors: Lying Band Exercise

    Exercise of the Month – Hip Flexors: Lying Band Exercise

    9th June 2017

    Target Muscle/s: Rectus femoris (quadriceps), psoas, iliacus. Sets & Reps: 3 x 30 seconds or 12 reps Tempo: Isometric (hold for up to 30s), concentric (pull back for 1s, hold for 2s, return for 3s) Frequency: Twice a week strength…

  • Steve Cram’s #MyMile Running Tips

    Steve Cram’s #MyMile Running Tips

    8th June 2017

    For the month of June, online retailer Wiggle.com has partnered with Strava, the social network for athletes to launch the #MyMile challenge. Upload a run to Strava with the hashtag #MyMile and if you run a PB, then you will…

  • Sweet Success

    Sweet Success

    30th May 2017

    There’s more to honey than meets the eye. Dietitian Laura Tilt reveals THREE GREAT BENEFITS for runners. As one of nature’s most caloriedense foods, honey has been prized as an energy source for over 8,000 years. In fact, as the…

  • A Mile Each Day: Imagination

    A Mile Each Day: Imagination

    21st May 2017

    Our imaginations have the ability to help us achieve our goals and dreams in life, but they can also hold us back. I wonder if this has ever happened to you? Sometimes, particularly when the light isn’t that good, I…

  • Lower Leg Strengthening: Plantarflexion

    Lower Leg Strengthening: Plantarflexion

    28th April 2017

    Target Muscle/s: Calf muscles Sets & Reps: 3 x 12 repetitions (each leg) Tempo: isometric (hold for up to 30s), concentric (push down for 1s, hold for 2s, return for 3s) Frequency: Twice a week strength training program (or as…

  • 4 Yoga Poses To Aid Recovery After The London Marathon

    4 Yoga Poses To Aid Recovery After The London Marathon

    24th April 2017

    After the London Marathon, it is not uncommon for runners to experience tightness in the hamstrings, hips and gluteus muscles. ITBS (Iliotibial Band Syndrome) is a common overuse injury among runners. Stretching can aide recovery and further minimise the risk…

  • Sleep To Succeed

    Sleep To Succeed

    16th April 2017

    Having trouble dozing off at night? The solution to your sleep problem could be right here – and it’s exactly what your body needs to recover quickly and perform at its best. Words by Sarah Ivory We Brits are exhausted. Data from…