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How athletes interpret their body’s signals

Training in pain is a part of life for many athletes. How can and should an athlete recognize and assess pain?

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Correct Amount of Recovery

How quickly the various systems in the body recover completely after a workout or competition varies greatly from individual to individual. Here are the factors you need to consider to get the correct amount of recovery in training.

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A Good Warmup is Worth its Weight in Gold

Preparation maximizes performance – this is particularly true when it comes to warming up. But how should you warm up for a high-intensity session?

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Cycling in Spring

Spring is time to get back to cycling. Warmer temperatures are an invitation to go on long rides, preferably with a lot of elevation gain. Here are the best tips.
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What are the benefits of stretching?

Whether and how stretching has a positive effect on athletes is controversially discussed. The Benefits of stretching are unclear. 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?