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FIT for LIFE Knowledge Base Running

Benefits of Carbon Shoes

Everyone is still talking about carbon shoes. What are the benefits of carbon shoes for me as a 2-h half marathon runner?

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Cycling FIT for LIFE Knowledge Base Winter

Cyclocross as winter training

Cyclocross as winter training is an opportunity for all cyclists. The cyclocross bike develops riding skills that cyclists use across the board. The cyclocross bike is an ideal training tool off the asphalt.

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FIT for LIFE Knowledge Base Strength Training

Strength training: free weights vs. machines?

Targeted strength training is crucial in competitive sports, but it also has its place in health and fitness training. Opinions differ on the type of “correct” strength training. Should you use free weights or machines?

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Competition Knowledge Base

How should you taper for a race?

Months of hard training are done and it is now only a couple weeks from the day of your main goal race. It is time to relax so you are fresh on race day. This is known as a taper. But what is tapering and why and how should you taper for a race?

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Cycling injury Knowledge Base Triathlon

Painkiller use in cyclists and triathletes: A health risk that should not be underestimated

Quite a few athletes take painkillers either to suppress existing pain or as a preventive measure to avoid feeling pain during a competition. However, uncontrolled use poses a significant health risk.

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FIT for LIFE Knowledge Base Nutrition

Principles of a balanced and healthy diet

Most people are familiar with the basic rules of a healthy diet. However many people only partially follow these rules daily. Here are the most important points.

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2PEAK Functions Cycling Knowledge Base Running Strength Training Swimming Triathlon

Training with Multiple Sports

Training a variety of different sports can improve your overall health and individual performance. Incorporating a wider variety of movement patterns in your training is proven to be beneficial, but how exactly should you do this? The 2PEAK multisport function can help optimize your training in multiple sports.

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FIT for LIFE Knowledge Base Running

The long run: what hobby runners should pay attention to

The long run is the foundation of running training for all runners. The fastest runners run their long endurance runs at a quick pace. But only experienced athletes should copy the best; for everyone else, the long run is long and slow.

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FIT for LIFE Knowledge Base Running

Track Workouts

Track workouts are uncompromising and beneficial. Despite GPS and other measuring techniques, kilometer times or average speeds outdoors are always a bit tricky because you also have to interpret the terrain. Training on the track is the remedy – it shows crystal clear how one’s own performance is doing.

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Cycling FIT for LIFE Knowledge Base

Mountain Bike versus Road Bike

Mountain bikers would be slower without training on a road bike. For road cyclists, athletes often don’t consider enough the benefits of mountain biking for technical training. About differences and similarities of the disciplines.