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  • Plyometric training

    Plyometric training is a reactive bounce training combined with dynamic movements to the right and left (1) and is relatively easy to train. There are three different exercise variations – the Jumps,…

  • A beginner’s guide to endurance training

    Although extremely enjoyable, getting started in a new sport can be daunting and unpredictable. It will test your patience and commitment and will challenge you both mentally and physically. So this week’s…

  • Interval training: is it effective?

    What is interval training? Training involves three basic variables: intensity, duration and frequency. Interval training usually involves varied increases in intensity and can last anywhere between 10 seconds and 30 minutes with…

  • Hydration: Before, during & after

    Hydration vs. dehydration The volume of water in the body consists of ~60–70 % of total body weight in men and 50–60 % of total body weight in women depending on body…

  • Micronutrients

    What are micronutrients? Micronutrients are required in ‘micro’ amounts to that of macronutrients. They aid in the growth, development, and maintenance of the body. They consist of water and fat-soluble vitamins, macro-…

  • Macronutrients: Fat

    What are fats? Ratios of macronutrients have always been under the spotlight, particularly in sports. Fat is the second favoured energy source for the body. Once fat has been digested, it is…

  • Macronutrients: Protein

    On today’s #ScienceFriday we are continuing with the series on macronutrients with protein. What is protein, what does it do for the body and why is it important for sport performance &…

  • Marconutrients: Carbohydrates

    On today’s #ScienceFriday we are starting with a series of topics on macronutrients. The importance of carbohydrates for endurance athletes is the first topic. What exactly are carbohydrates and how do they…

  • Altitude training

    Today’s #Sciencefriday is about altitude training. What positive effects can we expect and how long can we expect them? If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us!  …

  • Heat training

    On today’s #ScienceFriday we are dealing with the topic of heat training. Which physiological effects can we expect and from what duration can we expect the first effects? If you have any…