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Plateau Effect: 7 Ways to Overcome Training Stagnation in Endurance Sports

You train constantly, follow your training plan and maintain a healthy lifestyle, but suddenly you feel like you are no longer progressing in your running, cycling or triathlon training. This situation can be frustrating, but this is a natural phenomenon in the world of sports. All endurance athletes, from beginners to professionals, experience sooner or later a phase of stagnation in their training, also known as the ‘Plateau Effect’. Here are seven effective strategies to overcome this annoying stall in your performance.

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5 Tips for Training Transition from Summer to Autumn

September marks the transition from summer to autumn, a critical phase for triathletes, cyclists and runners preparing for fall competitions. This phase often coincides with the peak of fitness before the target competition. In this article, we provide five valuable tips on how endurance athletes can best cope with this seasonal transition in their training.

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Sun protection and Outdoor sports: 10 Expert Tips

Running and cycling often involve prolonged exposure to the sun, especially in summer. But what is the best way to protect yourself from direct sunlight? In an interview with Prof. Dr. Christian Surber, we had the opportunity to clarify a few points on the subject of sun protection and exercise.

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The importance of knowing your aerobic-anaerobic threshold

If you know your aerobic and anaerobic thresholds, you will train more efficiently and more targeted. If you are stagnating in your training, at the latest, you should deal with this.

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5 mistakes to avoid when defining training zones in triathlon and cycling

To achieve specific results and improve your sporting performance, it is best to know your training zones and then train in the appropriate zone. We show in this article the 5 most frequent mistakes when defining zones and give advice on how to avoid them.

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Strength training in endurance sports: how 2PEAK plans it in your schedule

Strength training can improve physical performance through targeted exercises on the muscles. Endurance training is complemented and supplemented by regular strength training, which increases performance levels and reduces the risk of injury. In this article, we examine the benefits of strength training in endurance sports and show you where to find suitable exercises.

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7 reasons to Run on a Treadmill

Not everyone enjoys indoor training, even though treadmill running has many advantages. Here are 7 reasons to run indoors during the colder months.

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Base training in Endurance sports

For endurance athletes, the winter season usually coincides with the so-called ‘base training’ phase. During this period, we work on the foundations of training in view of the planned main competition. In this article we describe what base training is, why it plays a key role in athletic preparation and how it is integrated by 2PEAK into the training plan.

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2PEAK Performance Test for Cycling, Running and Swimming

The aim of training is to improve performance. 2PEAK offers you several simple but effective methods to measure your fitness level under real conditions, to be repeated as often as necessary. Here is an overview of the main performance tests offered by 2PEAK for cycling, running and swimming.

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What is the benefit of the very easy steady run?

People always say that you should regularly integrate very slow runs into your running training. Does it have a training effect if you don’t have to exert yourself?