Strength Training

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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Benefits of foam rollers

Benefits of foam rollers: faster recovery, reduce DOMS and improved exercise performance

Foam rollers can be a great tool for releasing muscle tension and restoring ‘normal’ functional length to your muscles. Whether you’re recovering from an injury, looking to reduce the risk of injury, or wanting to speed up post exercise recovery, the foam roller can be a useful addition to your warm up and post-exercise routine. …

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Strength training benefits endurance athletes

Maximizing the benefits of strength training for endurance athletes

Whilst it’s clear that strength training provides a great benefit to endurance athletes, it can be difficult to incorporate strength training into an endurance training program without causing some disruption to the existing program. This disruption can be minimised, to an extent, by ensuring you perform strength training a couple of days before interval training, …

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Strength Training – Why it’s important for Endurance Athletes

It always surprises me how few endurance athletes utilise strength training as part of their overall endurance training program. This is unfortunate since there is a large amount of scientific research supporting the benefits of strength training for endurance athletes. Before taking a look at the benefits of strength training for endurance athletes I’ll start …

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Plyometric training improves endurance running performance

To run well it takes far more than just running. Sometimes, we have to train in ways that may seem counterintuitive to our normal training focus. One example, is plyometric training – a form of training involving fast explosive jumps, hops, skipping and bounding. On the face of it, running and plyometrics are at opposite …

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