Training despite Cold and Darkness: How to stay Motivated in Winter

In the short days and icy temperatures of winter, finding the motivation to train can be a challenge. That’s why we’ve compiled some tips to help you stay active even in the dark and cold.

Strength Training Winter

Indoor Training: 5 Methods to Strengthen Key Muscles

Indoor training can be an essential part of an endurance athlete’s training program. In this article, we will explore five effective methods to train key muscles intended for cycling, running and cross-country skiing.

Knowledge Base Recovery Winter

5 ways to Boost your Immune System

During winter months, it is often hard to defend yourself against seasonal health problems. Colds, sore throats and flu are the most common and unwelcome guests. Yet there are various ways to strengthen the immune system and thus prevent illness. This article explains the importance of a strong immune system and suggests five measures that can help.

FIT for LIFE Knowledge Base Running Strength Training Winter

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.

Cycling Running Strength Training Swimming Triathlon Winter

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.

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.

FIT for LIFE Knowledge Base Winter

Hydration During Winter Sports

If you are aware of the most important drinking principles when doing sports in the cold, you will get by without difficulty even in winter.

FIT for LIFE Knowledge Base Recovery 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. During this phase, the ‘window’ will be open and the immune system’s defences limited. That’s something to keep in mind.

FIT for LIFE Winter

Cold Weather Training

The greater the obstacle, the greater the satisfaction – that’s the simple equation of winter training. Exercise never makes you as happy as when you can step into a hot shower with flushed cheeks after a long training session in the cold. Get out of the warm room – you won’t regret it! From a medical point of view, there is also no reason to stop doing outdoor endurance sports in winter. However, cold, snow, icy wind or slush require certain behavioral measures so that exercising is really fun.
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.