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Training Articles - Planning

  • Mastering the Boards
    With the major indoor championships during the winter upon us, the man who finished 4th in the world indoor championship 1,500m final in Budapest in 2004, gives an insight into the specific demands of mastering the boards in the context of a double peak periodisation of training.
  • Create Your First Training Programme
    Learn how to progress at the gym, and how to put it all together into a cohesive training program that will eliminate your pre-gym jitters and help you achieve your workout goals
  • Fitness Planning
    Many people have drawn up a beautiful fitness plan at one point or the other in their lives. Unfortunately, only a handful of people remain committed to their program after a few months. There are many reasons why this happens, but the most common cause is getting overwhelmed by the routine. So, what is the solution?
  • Running Abroad
    Before you hop on the next outbound flight though, be sure to do your research. While there are thousands of races in countries worldwide, each race presents its own set of obstacles and challenges. The key point is to know what you are getting into before you get into it.

  • A Personal Personal Trainer
    With the help of an at home personal trainer, you will have an expert with invaluable knowledge ready to help you with whatever your fitness goals may be.
  • Planning your athlete's training is essential - here is how to do it
    How to prepare your training program to ensure both short and long-term objectives are achieved at the right time in the season.
  • Will tapering before races increase performance?
    Endurance athletes will spend a tremendous amount of time training to be able to compete successfully. Their huge volume of work leaves them to near exhaustion, and before a major competition, they have to find the best way to reduce fatigue while retaining fitness.
  • When not to train hard
    An explanation as to why rest is essential to performance improvement and how to plan it into your training.
  • Travel Ideas For The Health Nut In You
    If you are all about your health, and it is on your mind all the time, it makes sense that your travel plans are going to revolve around it. There are plenty of options to choose from ocean to ocean when you are considering taking a healthy holiday.
  • How to Practice Sport while Social Distancing
    It looks like it may be many more months before the coronavirus will subside, so you should wait until it is all over to resume practising your favourite sport. In this respect, the best thing is to find ways to keep active and pursue your sporting passions without compromising your or others’ safety.
  • Event Transitioning
    So what will enable a 28-year-old, who already owns a bag full of bronze and silver medals at European and Commonwealth championship level to go one better? The answer lies in the physiological, psychological and tactical demands of event transitioning.
  • Home Gym
    Here is a step-by-step plan for you to create a home gym in any space within a budget.
  • Safety Tips When Working Out at Home
    Just because gyms are closed does not mean that you should neglect your fitness goals. Even at home, you can still get your daily dose of exercise with a little creativity. However, to ensure that you get the most out of your home workout sessions, safety must remain at the forefront at all times.
  • Want to be a Jockey?
    If you have dreams of riding a racehorse at the Grand National, Cheltenham or Royal Ascot, there are steps you can take to make your dream career a reality. Find out how to become a jockey in the UK.
  • Goal Setting
    Goal setting helps athletes define where they want to go and what they want to achieve.  It gives a focus, sets the criteria for training and competing, and starts to "own their sport". Just as importantly, it gives you, the coach, a basis to set the training.
  • Power through the Pollen
    While hayfever cannot be cured by diet, there are steps you can take to help you manage your symptoms, so they cause the least disruption to your exercise plan.
  • Knowing at what age an athlete is likely to achieve peak performance is a big help in planning a training program
    An explanation as to the age of an 800m and1500m athlete will potentially achieve their best performance and best prepare for these events.
  • How to Squash in the Training
    The athletic demands of squash and how to plan your training.
  • Tapering for success
    A look into why tapering before a competition is beneficial

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