There's many ways to skin a cat. But some ways are definitely better than others. The same goes with training. Some methods will leave you wrecked and overtrained. Others will boost energy levels and see your progression skyrocket. It's our mission - within these training articles - to share the latest knowledge on how to take your performance to the next level
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Train like a pro AND keep your job
Before 33Fuel Ambassador and Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington became a full time professional triathlete, she trainer 28 hours per week around her full time work commitments in London. So, we decided to give her training week a go. See how it panned out…
Running in winter – 11 schoolboy mistakes to avoid
Running in winter can be great fun, but it’s also a time when injury occurrence increases. Avoid these 11 schoolboy mistakes and fly through winter ready for a spring PB
How many hours does it take to train for an Ironman?
I’ve completed a handful of Ironman triathlons, with a PB of 9:22. Contrary to what most people will tell you, you don’t need to be training in excess of 20+ hours per week to enjoy the training and race to your best. You just need to know how to maximise the time you do have.
4 strength training gains for marathons runners
Introduce strength training into your marathon training schedule and your performance will skyrocket. Here’s the 4 biggest reasons you’ll run a marathon PB
Post exercise immunosuppression (PEIS)
You’re training hard, so why do you keep getting ill? Your immune system could be taking a beating and stunting progress, so learn how to diagnose PEIS to avoid it at all costs.
6 signs you’re burning fat
When you become more fat adapted, you don’t experience a sudden switch. Rather, it’s a gradual transition. But these 6 signs will help show you’re on the right path.
Should endurance athletes do yoga?
There’s articles both for and against yoga’s benefits to endurance athletes, so we unpick both to come to our own conclusion
Training when sick – everything you need to know
We’ve all heard that if your cold is above the neck then it’s ok to continue training – albeit at low intensity – but that if it’s in the lungs, you should cease. Is there truth behind this statement, and is it possible to self-diagnose effectively whether to take a break or not?
How to keep fit in the city
Rather than gravitating towards the nearest gym or window-less sweat box, maximise your outdoor space with this handy guide.
6 best strength training exercises for marathon runners
Contrary to popular belief, elite marathons do weight training. They understand the benefits so adopt these six key exercises to develop marathon performance
The benefits of training in the heat
Increase blood plasma, boost blood lactate threshold and get fit at a quicker pace. These, plus more, are very good reasons to train in the heat.
7 lessons sprinters can teach endurance athletes
We might not appear to have much in common with our bulky, fast-twitch cousins, but there are some elements of sprint-training that can be used by endurance athletes to develop speed, economy and efficiency.
Strength training myths busted
No, lifting weights will not make you huge. Plenty of other factors above simply lifting weights comes into play in order to develop muscle size. The benefits of strength training for endurance are often left on the table for fear of ‘bulking up’, but here’s 5 myths busted to set you straight
17 winter hacks for athletes
Winter is a tough time to keep training, nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits going. We hope these 17 easy-to-action tips will help keep you on the right road this winter
Couples who sweat together stay together
Training with your partner is great bonding time, improves athletic performance and even brings benefits to your sex life. Why wouldn’t you hit the gym together?!
Music to enhance cycling performance
We all know music helps us find a rhythm and push through a hard session. But science shows it actually becomes detrimental at some intensities, and the tempo of a tune also significantly impacts the outcome. Here’s our handy guide.
How to schedule strength training into a marathon plan
You know the benefits of strength training, but knowing how to weave it into your weekly run sessions is just as important to reaping maximum benefit
Plyometric training for endurance
It used to only be sprinters that embarked upon plyometric training. That is, until science proven the massive benefit it had for endurance athletes too…
9 heat training tips
There are gains to be had from training in the heat, but be careful – do it wrong and you’ll be wiped out. Here’s how to get it right.
Weight loss for athletes
Why would you want to lose weight? What are the potential gains and what pitfalls do you need to be aware of when trying to lose weight? We cover them all here
Top 5 winter training tips
If you find your mojo waning this winter, deploy these 5 tips to keep things on track
Overtraining syndrome symptoms
Being able to identify the initial signs of overtraining syndrome is key to avoiding falling into a huge pit. Here’s the main markers to look out for.
Swim training when the pool is closed
Build a resilient mindset when the odds are stacked against you. Keep calm and carry on!
Four ways to peak fitness at any age
You’re not over the hill. Sure, if you hold ambitions to be an Olympic swimmer and you’re aged 30+ then you’re probably on the path to disappointment. But it is certainly possible to get into the shape of your life in your 40s and even 50s. Here’s how.