Veteran athletes can have unique sports questions. What are common osteoarthritis symptoms? What are good workout routines for knee injuries? What’s there to do about running and shin pain? These articles handle nutrition tips, how to deal with periodisation, and much more… To browse our library of free sports training articles, browse using the categories on the left or use the search box.

Speed training for veterans: how to combat the decline of speed and power

Speed development for master athletes

Master training: the importance of maintaining strength and power

Training for master athletes: plyometrics, explosive and maximal strength training

Rowing Training for Veterans

Masters rowing – don’t fear the reaper!

speed | age | sprint training

Speed and age - The bad news is that speed declines with age; the good news is that you can arrest, even reverse, this degenerative process

degenerative joints | veteran athletes

Degenerative joints - The best foods and supplements to protect your joints from age-related degeneration

distance running veterans

Distance running veterans - Is ageing inevitable - or simply the result of 'detraining'?

fitness and memory

Fitness and memory - How fitness improves memory in mid-life

power | endurance | veterans

Power v endurance: what goes first in the ageing stakes?

Bone Maintenance in Older Runners

Bone Maintenance in Older Runners

Ageing in sport: can creatine prevent muscle reduction?

Research suggests creatine can improve an ageing athlete's performance

VO2 Max: can veteran athletes prevent a decline in aerobic capacity?

The role of aerobic exercise in the veteran endurance athlete

strength-training for mature athletes | prediction equations

Strength-training For Mature Athletes: Using prediction equations to determine 1RM for strength-training older adults

Strength and endurance

Strength And Endurance

Practical training

Two workouts that will help you pack more punch with your race pace - even at age 56

Age and fat

Age And Fat: As you get older, do you have to get fatter?

rowing machine training

Rowing Machine Training: Our veteran rower moves into the third stage of his record-breaking programme.

Veteran runners, foot speed

Veteran Runners: improve your foot speed

Humidity | performance

Humidity and Performance

personal bests

Personal Bests: These are the changes to concentrate on if you want to produce more PBs.

shin pain

Shin Pain Case study: a veteran runner with shin pain.

Use it or lose it

If you want to keep well as you get older, adopt the " use it or lose it" philosophy.

Endurance training for master athletes

How master athletes can reduce the decline of their endurance levels

Nutrition for veterans

As you get older, there will be some changes in how your body processes nutrients, and your need for particular nutrients may alter.

Age related training

Age related training - To limit the effects of time,you must choose the right workouts.

Personal experience: longevity

" I am now running, at 59, the sort of times I was running as a 19-year-old National Serviceman" .

Bone density and muscle mass

For endurance athletes, two of the key problems associated with getting older are a gradual decline in muscle mass and a potential loss of bone density. The missing muscle makes it more difficult to run, cycle or swim powerfully, and the shrinking bones increase the likelihood of injury and osteoporosis.

Aerobic training

Do the young respond more effectively to aerobic training? Don't you believe it. We hear it all the time: old people can't respond to training as young people do.

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