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Do Altitude Training Masks Work

DO ALTITUDE TRAINING MASKS ACTUALLY WORK?

Altitude training masks are designed to make breathing more difficult when exercising. The idea being that this strengthens your respiratory muscles and improves cardiovascular fitness and efficiency. It’s also claimed that they can simulate the effects of altitude training. But is that really the case? And do they provide any benefit for endurance athletes?… So, …

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High VO2max Running

Why Athletes with high VO2max should reduce recoveries during interval training

Interval training is a key part of any successful endurance training program, and with good reason. It’s one of the most effective ways to boost aerobic fitness (VO2max), improve health and endurance exercise performance. As you might expect, interval training has received a lot of attention from researchers. And research has been unequivocal. Interval training …

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Active recoveries intervals

What’s best? Passive vs active recovery during interval training

High intensity interval training is one of the best ways to improve endurance exercise performance. Not surprisingly, we put a lot of thought into making interval training as effective as possible: focusing on the intensity, duration and volume of the intervals. Whilst, these are all important factors, it’s easy to overlook one other key part …

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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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How to use hill interval training to improve 5km running performance

Looking to improve your 5km running speed? Including regular hill running, as part of a structured training program, is a great way to improve your 5km running speed. Hill running is a highly specific form of strength training for runners, leading to improvements in muscle strength, power, efficiency and running speed. But what type of …

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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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