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RECOVERY INTERVALS: A KEY PART OF VO2 MAX TRAINING

High-intensity interval training is one of the best ways to improve fitness, health and endurance exercise performance. To optimise intervals, we put a lot of thought into the intensity, duration and volume of the work intervals. However, interval training is far more than just how hard you push the interval. And it’s easy to overlook …

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How triathletes can use bike intervals to improve cycling and running performance

HIIT cycling workouts are one of the most effective ways to improve cycling time trial performance. Not surprisingly cycling intervals form a key part of successful cycle training. Whilst we know a lot about structuring cycling intervals, less in known about the best approach for cycling intervals for triathletes. This is especially true, when considering …

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Coffee improves cycling time trial performance

Caffeine is proven to improve exercise performance in several endurance sports, including running, cycling and triathlon. Previously research has found coffee to be less effective than caffeine anhydrous at improving endurance exercise performance. Researchers believed this to be because of compounds found within coffee (called chlorogenic acids) which may impair its performance benefits. However, research comparing …

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HIIT Workouts: The importance of keeping training progressive

Anyone who trains seriously, knows that to achieve consistent improvements, training must be progressive. One of the easiest ways to do this is to work to a specific exercise intensity. For instance, if you lift weights you might focus on completing a set number of repetitions. And as this becomes easier you increase the resistance …

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