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Sleep problems for athletes

For athletes, enough sleep is important. About one quarter of the Swiss population suffers with sleep problems. What facts should athletes know?

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5 Reasons Why You Should Follow a Training Plan

There are several aspects of a well organized training plan that make it a good training plan and following one will help you achieve your goals no matter how modest or ambitious they are. But why is this the case? Here are some of the best reasons.

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FIT for LIFE Knowledge Base Running Strength Training

Strength Training for Runners

How did professional runner Viktor Röthlin design his strength training? Which muscle groups should marathon runners pay special attention to?

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Neck Pain – What to do about annoying muscle tension?

For many amateur cyclists, The problem is not the competition, but muscle tension in their neck, which makes longer rides torture. Here are the best tips to fight neck problems.

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See Five Sources of Neck Stress when Cycling

Problem zone neck

  • Muscular deficits: With weak core, back and shoulder muscles, the problem often accumulates around the neck.
  • Too abrupt start: Neck pain is also inevitable if you ride your bike very rarely or plan a longer ride at the beginning of the season.
  • Too long rides: Tours lasting several hours or even long pass rides, where the neck has to be constantly held up forward while at the same time putting strain on the arms through frequent braking, promote neck pain.
  • Cervical spine: With increasing age (in which there are many cyclists), the mobility of the cervical spine usually decreases, causing the neck muscles to contract more quickly than in younger years.
  • Special problems: Under certain circumstances, individual malpositions (difference in leg length) or specific medical problems (incipient inter-vertebral disc problems) can also make themselves felt with neck problems.
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Ten points for a comfortable bike position

Loose and without “sagging”

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Watt Measurement in Cycling and Triathlon

Everyone talks about watts. But what are the figures produced the best riders in big cycling and Ironman races?

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FIT for LIFE Knowledge Base Nutrition

15 Nutrition myths under the microscope

TRUTH or MYTH?

Everyday wisdom is often stubbornly persistent, especially when it comes to nutrition. Nutritionist Paolo Colombani examined for FIT for LIFE 15 nutrition myths that could interest athletes and determined which are TRUTH or MYTH.

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What does nutrition science say about fasting training?

News – or Myth

At the end of the 1970s at the latest, researchers began to study the metabolism during training after short-term fasting from a few hours to a day. Already the results of the early studies showed an increased fat burn and savings in muscle glycogen during such training. But does this also lead to a better (endurance) athletic performance?

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Pros Preforming Despite Coronavirus

In spring of 2020 everyone had their race schedules flipped upside down by the global pandemic. This affected the training of every endurance athlete that had races planned whether you are a professional or amateur athlete. The question is, will this change impact your performance and can you still have effective training without races? Well the Pros are returning to racing and answering this question now.