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Training Articles - Conditioning

  • How to Train with a Friend
    One of the best decisions you can make after deciding to start training is choosing a partner to train with. Many studies have shown that working out with a partner or a group ensures that you will work harder and longer than you would if you were doing it alone..
  • The Evidence for Increasing Cycling Endurance with Supplements
    Whether you are professional athlete or a weekend warrior, as a distance cyclist you will no doubt be interested inways to maximise your endurance. While there are steps you can take towards this through modifying your dietary intake to ensure you have the optimal balance of carbohydrates and protein, adequate fluid on board and a rich supply of performance enhancing micronutrients, there is a lot of interest around the role that various supplements can play in promoting cycling endurance.
  • Yoga misconceptions
    Yoga has been practiced for many centuries. It is a traditional Eastern practice that offers numerous health benefits regardless of age and fitness level. Yoga is a particular exercise system that includes a number of subtle postures and stretching poses to strengthen most of the body parts. Many people are under many misconceptions about the conventional yoga practice. They like the graceful poses but hesitate to participate in Yoga because of the wide spread false impressions about the practice.
  • Essential Components of Exercising
    To receive the maximum benefits from your workout regimen you need to focus on your breathing and posture.
  • The Basics and Benefits of Pilates
    Pilates focuses on strength building, controlled breathing, flexibility and meditation. The key is to control the muscles and mind together. Nowadays, pilates has become one of the most widely practiced exercise systems globally.
  • Staying fit by cycling to work
    Choosing which method of transport to travel to and from work can be difficult in a country where the weather is notoriously unpredictable. The only thing worse than being stuck in traffic on a blazing hot summer's day is cycling through the wind and rain during a blustery autumn morning. So why cycle to work?
  • Benefits of a Multi-Planar Movement Exercise Program
    When developing fitness and conditioning programs for both athletes and everyday recreational exercisers, traditional training protocols have often focused upon splitting the body into distinct 'parts' and exercising muscle groups separately and independently of each other in order to achieve results. Yet as our knowledge of the human body has continued to evolve, a much newer way of thinking looks at addressing the body as a whole, training the body for better movement and mobility thereby ensuring a stronger and more resilient body.
  • Accessories & Training Comfort
    For the most part, athletic training is all about technique and dedication. However, in many cases, your comfort and success also depends at least somewhat on your equipment. Here are a few tips and examples of equipment and accessories that can be greatly beneficial to your training.
  • 4 Exercise tricks to beat the winter darkness
    From about November until the second Sunday in March, we have to combat the gloom we face in the evening after work. Ron Fritzke provides advice on how to exercise now we have the dark winter nights.
  • 10 Core Stability Exercise Workouts
    The "Alfa Romeo" Workout
    The "Aston Martin" Workout
    The "Audi" Workout
    The "Bentley" Workout
    The "BMW" Workout
    The "Buick" Workout
    The "Lotus" Workout
    The "Mercedes Benz" Workout
    The "McLaren" Workout
    The "Morgan" Workout
  • Modern Stretching for Football
    Anyone involved in soccer knows that flexibility is one of the primary components of fitness. We all know you should stretch before and after practices and games. But old methods still might permeate so it is time to move forward. Ten years from now there will be a whole new set of new understandings and training methodologies to work from. That being said, many principles seem to have staying power.
  • How does stretching affect an athletes performance?
    Stretching has been thought to prevent injury and improve athletic performance. Unfortunately, what most people do not know is that isolated stretching immediately before exercise may impair a person's strength and power and has no effect on injury prevention.
  • Interval Training - HIIT or Miss?
    The Work to Rest method uses a set time interval for the work period and a set time interval for the rest period. Ratios are determined, and the athlete or client rests for generally one, two or three times the length of the work interval before repeating the next bout.
  • A solid mix of Satisfaction and Routine
    From past experience, I have noticed extremely better fitness results from learning to love what it is that you do. For some people, this could mean simple written/routine free-weight exercises, starting with chest and ending the week with arms. For others, it is about hopping on that bike and/or treadmill and running 5 miles a day. So how can you get fit and enjoy the experience?
  • What is an appropriate medicine ball training exercise program?
    Rob Thickpenny provides an overview of a program of medicine ball strength and conditioning exercises for all track and field event groups in the general and specific phases of training.
  • Cross-Training: Is it an effective alternative for runners?
    Many athletes and trainers have wondered if there is a significant difference, when training for competition, between running and cross-training. If the athlete or trainer implements cross-training, will the athlete regress, maintain, or improve from their present level of fitness?

Literature Review - Conditioning

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