Training

Is the Aggregation of Marginal Gains concept useful or just a distraction? For most athletes, it’s a way to look for shortcuts instead of doing the work.IntroductionIn simple language: “Small things add up to to make a big difference.” Way back in the early “Noughties”, Dave Brailsford at British Cycling coined what has now become a

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Training

Following an evidence-based training plan would seem, on the surface, to be an excellent strategy for getting the most from you training. But is it really?IntroductionIf you were to have a quick scan around the endurance coaching world, you’d run into a lot of coaching programmes that claim to be “evidence-based training”, “based on the

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Optimum Health

If you want to be an athlete for the long-term, it’s important that you improve your sleep. Most of the world sleeps too little or experiences poor sleep quality.IntroductionWe were watching a tv programme the other night in which one of the characters, having been sleep deprived forever it seemed, simply fell asleep instantly. My

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Nutrition

Do diets work? The diet industry is the most successful unsuccessful industry in the world. The sheer fact that diets routinely fail is what makes them profitable.IntroductionDiets work. Yes, I did just say that.  Then again, to quote legendary strength coach Dan John: “Everything works for about 6 weeks.”  This post is the result of a conversation I

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Optimum Health

Calf injury healing – or the rehab of any injury – is about far more than simply following the RICE protocol. Understanding that everything in the human body is connected is the key.IntroductionIf your sport involves running, no doubt you’ve had some sort of calf strain or at the very least, you’ve had tight calf

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Training

An effective workout doesn’t happen in isolation. Progress, not soreness or fatigue, is the only measure of good programming.Introduction I receive a lot of email newsletters from all over the world. I subscribe to them because I like reading and I believe in learning. In fact, the amount of money I have spent on education

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