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What good comes from stretching?

Whether and how stretching has a positive effect on athletes is controversially discussed. Sports physician Roberto Llano* explains the most important points.

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High Intensity Interval Training

Sprints at the maximum performance limit are no walk in the park. But the effect is eye-catching: With high-intensity interval training, endurance athletes can not only become faster, but also increase their endurance.

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Warming up and stretching before cross-country skiing

These exercises will help cross-country skiers not only to go longer, but also smoother and faster in the short term.

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Ski Touring as a Base Training

Ski tours offer endurance athletes perfect basic endurance training. While the cardiovascular system is challenged uphill, the muscles are put to the test downhill

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Drafting Benefit with 10 Meters of Separation

Do you benefit from the drafting off a group at an Ironman even if you stay 10 meters away from other riders?

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Shifting correctly on the bike

Are there any rules for shifting gears at the right moment and riding in the right gear on a road bike?

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FIT for LIFE Knowledge Base Running Winter

Winter Running: The most important points

Do you like to run on snow in winter? Then you should follow these six points to avoid injuries.

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Warm Up in Colder Temperatures

Do I need to warm up longer in cold temperatures?

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FIT for LIFE Knowledge Base Running Winter

Outdoor Training in Inclement Weather

How sensible is it to go running in wet weather conditions and sub-zero temperatures?

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Strength Training for Amateur Swimmers

Extra training for swimmers: Shoulder, chest and arm muscles can be trained well in the weight room. We explain what to look out for during training.