Performance

Articles from experts in their fields helping you reach your maximum performance levels

Sports stars have a long history of being involved in sponsorship and advertising, both related to their professions and for other products. From the early days of famous baseball player Babe Ruth advertising Wheaties cereal to basketball star Michael Jordan’s association with Nike, many brands have experienced a big...
Tips from Aaron “Speedy” Stubbs Sprinting is proven to be more efficient than longer endurance types of exercise (think jogging and walking) and has the added bonus of burning fat (even after you have finished exercising!), building muscle and it boosting your basal metabolic rate.  Sprinting is a whole body...
Running in all its forms offers an exhilarating and refreshing experience. You get the opportunity to feel the wind in your face and view the world in all its glory. Your physical limits are tested each time as you push yourself to carry on even when your muscles tire....
The Peak Age for Male 800m Runners? In an attempt to assess the ideal age for 800m runners, Runner’s Tribe took a look at the 25 fastest 800m runners of all-time. Their respective ages were compared. “I started track and field when I was 12 and didn't get to an Olympic...
FATIGUE: A HOLISTIC APPROACH. A closer look at the role of nutrition Written By Camilla Whishaw – Runner’s Tribe This article follows on from the introductory piece published in Runner’s Tribe titled Fatigue: A Holistic Approach. This article explores in further depth nutritional considerations which may play a role in fatigue. In coming...
Written by Amity Delaney - Runner's Tribe Runners go through cycles in their training and racing. Sometimes, running feels like the most effortless thing in the world; and this is reflected in results from racing and training. However, other times running seems extraordinarily difficult, and motivation stoops to a low. This...
FATIGUE: A HOLISTIC APPROACH Written By Camilla Whishaw - Runner's Tribe As runners, fatigue is a common feeling, something that can be expected during and after workouts and races. But what happens when this feeling becomes your normal state of being? When you wake up feeling fatigued, or spend the majority of...
  Making the Right Choices about Your Training Program Often we hear about the importance of making smart decisions regarding our training programming, but unfortunately, we still make mistakes. Unfortunately, still one of the biggest causes of injury is making changes or making a lack of changes in your training programming...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. The calf muscles (gastrocnemius muscles) of the average runner do a serious amount of work. They simultaneously work to propel us forward (driving up a hill for example) as well as slowing us down (during a descent for example). Strong calves are vital. Being...
Note: Times have been update by RT to reflect the current world records. By: Chris Gorski, Senior Editor (Inside Science) -- The current world records for the marathon 2:02:57, set by Dennis Kimetto of Kenya on September 28, 2014 and 2:15:25 for women, set in 2003 by Paula Radcliffe, from the U.K. These...
                         
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