Everyone talks about watts. But what are the figures produced the best riders in big cycling and Ironman races?
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.
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?
In rest lies strength – the key to success in sport is not only the effort, but also the recovery. Only those who recover sufficiently can perform at their best.
Many athletes swear by sports drinks, while others only drink water. Here are the most important hydration questions and their answers.
A healthy fat metabolism delays performance decline. But how do you train your fat metabolism? Our author conducted a self-experiment.
A good pool swimmer is not always fast in open water. Here are some important differences you have to pay attention to when swimming in the wild?
Why are athletes better under pressure than alone? Every endurance athlete has had this experience. You train consistently and seriously for a competition. You can feel the work paying off and feel in top shape at some point. Even if there are perhaps a few weeks left until your main race, the “time trial” is now on the agenda as a benchmark. Marathon runners might complete a 20 kilometre session at maximum speed, cyclists do a solo time trial or a mountain they climbed already under racing conditions. And swimmers crawl 1000 to 1500 meters with the goal of being faster this time than they were a month ago.
Good preparation, proper equipment and the right tricks before a mass start are decisive for the outcome of the race. These are the most important points.