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.

Can Vibration Training Enhance Sports Performance?

All Shook Up

Cycling Training improves sports performance

Can bike training improve the performance of non-cycling athletes?

Vibration Training and Performance

Can vibration training enhance Sports Performance?

Skills Based Training: Female Games Players

Skills Based Training as an Alternative to Traditional Strength Training

Interval Training and Fitness for Cyclists

Cycling - the road to success

Backwards Running : The benefits of training backwards

Backwards Running : The benefits of training backwards


Detraining - why a change really is better than a rest

slow training

Slow Training: Why long, slow training runs may be best after all

perceptual training

Perceptual training: how to sense what is happening a split second before others and steal a march on your opponents

altitude training effects

Altitude training effects: is altitude training a waste of time and money?

off-season training

Off-season training: Three off-season programmes to set you up for what lies ahead

Strength Training: does slow training increase muscle mass?

Strength Training - Do super-slow workouts build super-strong muscles?

Sports Training: common questions and answers

Owen Anderson replies to training queries

Water running: how deep water training can improve performance

Deep water training option for runners

Gender differences: the training differences between male and female athletes

The training differences between male and female athletes

Sports training: choosing the right exercise workout

The True Effects of Various Workouts - and How to Answer that Key Question: What Do I Do on Monday?

Sports training drills: how they improve your performance

The True Effects of Various Workouts - and How to Answer that Key Question: What Do I Do on Monday?

How to train in cold weather and maximise your exercise performance

Training in the cold

Playground games can make effective training workouts

Playground training drills

Muscle pain: athletes can continue training without causing long term damage.

Train through the pain

Training intensity: how hard should you train in order to achieve optimum competition performance?

The truth behind how intense an athlete should train before reaping the rewards

The ambidextrous athlete: by working on your non-dominant leg you can improve your symmetry and your speed

A practical guide on how to identify your own dominant side and bring the other side up to par

Treadmill exercise: how to perform hill training

How to set the speed and inclination of the treadmill to mimic hill training

Injury treatment: hot or cold

Do you know when to use heat or cold therapy for an injury? If not, a recent review article by two University of Washington sports doctors, Matthew Karl, MD, and Stanley Herring, MD, can be your guide.

anaerobic exercises training

Anaerobic exercises: Two-week training cycle plus 10-day taper leads to huge gains in anaerobic capacity.

Recording training | Bruce Tulloh

Recording Training by Bruce Tulloh: Motivator, guide and silent coach: the advantages of keeping a training diary.

Tapering research

Tapering Research: If you're a cyclist, swimmer, runner, or triathlete, do you taper prior to your competitions? If so, recent research indicates that you're probably tapering in a totally wrong way.

Fitness training: sequencing your training for maximum performance

How sequencing your training determines your overall fitness

Physiology & performance

What time is it inside your body? The answer may determine the effectiveness of your training - and your performance

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