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Knowledge Base Strength Training

Strength Training for Runners

Everyone needs strength, that’s clear. But should you train strength on the machines, with free weights or with your own body weight? An overview of the different options.

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FIT for LIFE Knowledge Base Triathlon

Base Training in Triathlon

Base training means so much more than working at the base. But what does that mean and how can it be implemented correctly? Tips from ex-professional triathlete Ronnie Schildknecht.

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FIT for LIFE Knowledge Base Nutrition

Nutrition during intense endurance exercise

Performance during a long physical effort is dependent not only on your training regimen, but also on whether or not you eat right.

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FIT for LIFE Knowledge Base Winter

And poof – it’s dark

Winter means that many athletes are dealing with shorter days.. Not a happy day for runners, as the short days means that it becomes impossible for many to trot through the woods on picturesque single trails in daylight after work.

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FIT for LIFE Knowledge Base Winter

What is the “Open Window” phenomenon?

Exercise is healthy and strengthens the body. But in the short term, the immune system is weakened after a hard workout and needs to recover. That’s something to keep in mind.

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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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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.

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FIT for LIFE Knowledge Base Swimming

Faster Freestyle

Tips & sample workouts to help you make quick progress when getting back into the indoor pool.