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Will training your breathing muscles boost your performance?
How to keep an eye on your lactate acid levels
When supplementation with oxygen really helps performance.
If you want to improve your performance, you can’t train in the same way all the time
Ergogenic Aids - Oxygen Supplementation
Training intensity: understanding your VO2max will enable you to produce a more effective training programme
Training intensity - To find out which level of intensity is right for you, first work out your intensity 'domains'
The principles behind designing a sports specific programme and the training methods that should be employed
Cycling training: endurance cyclists can improve their VO2 max by increasing their exercise intensity
These simple workouts will help cyclists boost their VO2max.
Tapering - pre-competition training
New vVO2max workouts lead to impressive gains in fitness
The best exercise machines to improve your fitness.
Fitness For Football: Endurance training boosts performance in the field
Conventional training for distance events is dead: now you need to work on your anaerobic power
The role of aerobic exercise in the veteran endurance athlete
An easy way for runners to estimate Maximal Lactate Steady State pace
Endurance coach Olaf Astrand states that maximum oxygen uptake can be improved by up to 20% if a work rate of above 80% is achieved
Calculating Vo2max: Make sure you have your doctor's permission before carrying out the following test.
Karate and aerobic dance are increasingly popular - but apparently dissimilar - activities. While the goal of aerobic dance is improved fitness, karate is usually used to increase self-confidence and one's ability to protect oneself, and the actual fitness benefits associated with karate have been considered to be fairly modest.
Anaerobic Training: If you're a 5K runner, don't neglect the crucial 7 per cent
Since I first started attaching a fairly specific intensity to lactate-threshold workouts about 10 years ago, the whole idea of threshold training seems to have gained in popularity.
Vo2max Defined: For years V02max has been referred to as a gold standard of aerobic fitness. It is simply a physiological index that can be measured while you are exercising.
How "hyperoxic" training dramatically improves cycling performance.
In related work carried out by researchers at the University of Copenhagen, competitive rowers who trained at sea level achieved significantly greater gains in fitness, compared to rowers who trained at altitude.
How sequencing your training determines your overall fitness
Training at intensities above 90% VO2max is one of the most potent routes to fitness
The quickest way to get your fitness back after a lay-off is to find a three-minute hill!