Performance

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

Returning to Training: How to adjust your training intensity after a training break As runners, few things are more frustrating than being sidelined with sickness, soreness or injury. There will often be an itch to get back into training that gets stronger with each day of scheduled training you miss....
RT's Run School | The Politics of Performance by Mark Blomeley Generally my posts on Runner’s Tribe are about physical performance, and in particular those choices we make in our training that affect our performance. Today, I want to talk more about the mental side of performance, in particular how...
Why Movement matters | Written by Mark Blomeley Movement is one of those things that we can easily take for granted until it’s gone or impaired. Think about it, if you’re injured and unable to walk around properly, you’re in a constant state of thinking about the next painful move...
The Warm up Ritual | Written by Mark Blomeley Let’s be honest, for most of us runners a warm up is usually putting on our shoes and then doing a slower run for a couple of minutes before we increase our pace to our target pace for the session. We know...
The Long Run: What’s the Point? Written by Mark Blomeley The long run or long runs are a staple of any good running program for anyone running over 800m. However the reality is for many runners, due to injuries or long term issues not enough long run volume can be achieved...
Running Mechanics | What matters By Mark Blomeley As runners there is so much emphasis placed on where we are landing on our foot. The trend over the past decade is to place a lot of emphasis on forefoot landing or “running on your toes”. Today I’m going to surprise...
The Sports Gene' Explores The Science Behind Athletic Success Originally Published Jul 31 2013 - Re-Published with permission by RT 13/1/2016 By: Chris Gorski Not everyone can become an elite athlete. On the basketball court, tall men with abnormally long arms have an advantage over equally athletic men with typical body proportions....
Endurance sports' physical demands explain why certain events favor different body shapes. By: Chris Gorski (ISNS) -- Olympians competing in the many endurance sporting events have such different body shapes because the physics and physiology of moving fast -- and efficiently -- require it. A sport's physical demands dictate the dimensions of...
Bilateral vs Unilateral Movement Development for Runners By Mark Blomeley Ok, so you’re probably looking at the title and thinking what the? Let me explain… To put this simply, bilateral movement refers to a two arm or two leg movement, whereas unilateral refers to a single arm or single leg movement. In other...
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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