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  • How To Avoid Getting Colds & Viruses While Training

    How To Avoid Getting Colds & Viruses While Training

    1st October 2017

    How to use moderate training to boost immunity and reduce the risk of catching colds and viruses If your training has been blighted by colds and flu, there may be more than bad luck at play. Research shows that intense…

  • Run Free: Avoid Knee Injuries

    Run Free: Avoid Knee Injuries

    30th September 2017

    Physiotherapist and Cardiff Triathletes coach Patrick Lees on three common knee injuries and how to avoid them.

  • The Triathlete’s Guide to Yoga

    The Triathlete’s Guide to Yoga

    15th September 2017

    How do you relax after a cycling session? A hot bath? An ice bath? Or do you just collapse into bed? Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years, but it is not the sole preserve of extremely flexible people…

  • The Importance Of Active And Passive Recovery

    The Importance Of Active And Passive Recovery

    1st September 2017

    Put your feet up or keep the ticker ticking? Garth Fox shows you the right road to recovery. Training does not make us fitter. We get fitter through recovering from training. I believe most triathletes train too hard, too often…

  • Over-Training: Avoid Burnout

    Over-Training: Avoid Burnout

    27th August 2017

    We’ve all heard the saying ‘No pain, no gain’, but is this really the best advice? Triathlon training is sometimes a tricky balance. Most of us know that in order to improve at triathlon, you need to train hard and…

  • How To Prevent Foot Stress Fractures

    How To Prevent Foot Stress Fractures

    23rd August 2017

    How to prevent running impact from causing stress fractures of the foot Stress fractures in the foot are usually caused by the feet’s weight-bearing bones cracking because of the pressure of repeated strikes against hard surfaces that you incur when…

  • How To Stop Leg Cramps In Four Steps

    How To Stop Leg Cramps In Four Steps

    22nd August 2017

    Cramps are a common running and cycling injury, here’s how to avoid them Leg cramps are painful muscle contractions and once they start, it’s hard to shake them (Illustration: Peter Greenwood) It’s not known exactly what triggers cramp, but it’s…

  • Sort Your Swimmer’s Shoulder

    Sort Your Swimmer’s Shoulder

    14th August 2017

    Many triathletes and high level swimmers suffer from shoulder pain so we asked Rachel Whittaker, clinical director at Six Physio, how to avoid and rehabilitate this common injury. How to diagnose it: Swimming predominately uses the upper body muscles (back,…

  • Build Your Strength With Single-Leg Squats

    Build Your Strength With Single-Leg Squats

    5th August 2017

    Troubleshoot injury hotspots and build lower body power with this quick move… Start tall Ideally you’ll do this exercise in front of a full-length mirror, so you can keep an eye on technique and look for potential weaknesses that you…