Short and sweet – why all sportsmen and women...

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The relevance and potential benefits of 40m sprinting Article at a glance: The relevance and potential benefits of 40m sprinting are discussed; Recent research on improving 40m sprint times is presented; Tips for testing 40m sprint times are given; A sample 40m sprint training programme is outlined. Many team sports athletes will go through a... MORE

Poor biomechanics can compromise cycling technique

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Are your biomechanics causing you knee pain? Have you ever wondered how the elite cyclists can ride so smoothly and effortlessly, while still generating the power to cover the ground very quickly? Clearly their cycling technique is better than amateurs and we know that it’s important that they see a qualified coach to ensure that... MORE

How to prepare your biomechanics for sport and exercise

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Biomechanics and sports injury prevention Irrespective of the sports you perform, the type of training or exercise you do, or indeed at what level, preparation of your biomechanics is an important part of your training program and is essential to compliment your physiological and functional training and screening. The practical application of biomechanical screening can... MORE

Cycling training: how reducing your drag will improve your...

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Cyclists need to understand aerodynamic drag in order to beat it. Cycling coach Joe Beer gives the low-down on cycling aerodynamics and presents some of his own recently collected data. Although cyclists have to overcome the forces of gravity and the rolling resistance of tyres on roads/moving components on the bike, once your speed exceeds... MORE

Can your pedalling technique make you a more efficient...

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From a clinical perspective, the bicycle holds the moving limbs of the lower body in a fixed arc; you have your foot in a rigid shoe, fixed to the pedal with a shoe cleat, which essentially attaches your foot to the end of a crank arm. When spinning the cranks (pedalling), this ‘closed circuit’ provides... MORE

Brain over brawn – CNS training for enhanced performance

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The central nervous system is involved in every aspect of sports performance and according to John Shepherd, understanding its role and utilising it to its fullest extent is crucial for maximum training adaptation. The central nervous system (CNS) consists of the brain and spinal cord and acts as a control system for the body. The... MORE

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