These articles will help with any facet of sports training, from specifics like football training to more universal cross training ideas. Whether you need fitness training routines or strength training workouts, you’ll find them here… To browse our library of free sports training articles, browse using the categories on the left or use the search box.

Ageing and Performance

Muscle power and strength

Sports Drinks

When sports drinks don’t work

Sports technology: Vibration training

Vibration training has become increasingly popular with athletes and, much more recently, everyday fitness trainers. John Shepherd was duly despatched to find out how this unique training method works.

Ladder Drill Hopping Two Forward One Back

Ladder Drill Hopping Two Forward One Back

This drill is great for developing uni-lateral (one foot) coordination as it challenges the movement skills of athletes. Hopping drills are also great for developing lower leg strength and power.

Inspiratory Muscle Training: Ergogenic Benefits

Inspiratory muscle training as an ergogenic aid: the story so far

Serving up an evidence-based training plan for tennis players

Help tennis players cope with the physiological demands

Resistance training and muscle protein synthesis

Latest research to increase strength and muscle mass

The psychology of speed training

Mental preparation to enhance speed training and improve performance

Interval training: good for health as well as performance!

Intervals benefit performance at all levels of sport

Maximising the Anabolic Response to Training

Nick Tiller presents six evidence-driven but seldom practised methods by which athletes can promote the anabolic process to maximise training adaptation, promote recovery and improve athletic performance.

Fatmax: fat fact or fat fiction?

The loss of excess fat isn’t just aesthetic – it almost always produces enhanced performance

Sports Equipment: is GPS the best route to performance analysis?

GPS can provide coaches and athletes with invaluable information, enhancing training programmes and performance

Sports psychology: creating the right vibe in your training is vital for ensuring a productive session

If you are training where there is a good Vibe your performance will improve!

Sports Training: the importance of knowing what the purpose of your training workout is

It's vital you focus on one specific area in any given training session

How to use the beach to maximise training performance

Beach training incorporates shuttle runs, ball games, circuit training and swimming

Sports nutrition: the latest research into low glycogen training

Could training when muscle carbohydrate stores are low be advantageous to athletes?

Using vibration training to recover from injury

In this video John Shepherd finds out about the benefits of whole-body vibration training as an intra-workout recovery. Spending 30 seconds on the vibration machine, it is claimed, can clear lactate and lactic acid from the exerciser’s muscles, speeding up recovery and therefore allowing for maximum effort on subsequent sets.

Core strengthening: resistance training

This video will focus on improving your core strength by using added resistance, with pulley machines and medicine balls and dynamic throwing movements. You can see the exercises being performed, and learn important technique tips in the associated video.

Sports clothing: how lycra effects performance

Is compression clothing the key to squeezing out a personal best?

Olympic athlete: interview with Allyson Felix

John Shepherd speaks to Allyson Felix

Olympic gold medallist Jeremy Wariner speaks to Peak Performance

Jeremy Wariner talks about sprinting, BBQ and Michael Johnson

Training plan: monitoring your training intensity

Is your training diary a load of nonsense?

Cross Training: can boxing training be used for other sports?

Can boxing fitness help non-boxers improve their performance?

Periodization: planning your training for optimal sports performance

Planning your sports training to ensure maximum performance gains

Endurance training for mountaineering: king of the death zone

King of the eight-thousanders!

Mount Everest: training to climb the most dangerous mountain in the world!

Must climbers die on Everest?

Grappling with success – lessons to be learned from wrestling strength training

Examples of a wrestling periodisation plan and specific exercises

Vibration Training to Enhance Speed, Power and Flexibility

Increasing Speed with Vibration Training

Core Training Program

Core Training Part One

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