Posts filled under:Performance Physiology

How to grow old like an athlete

The question of how to maximise ‘health span’ – the period of life during which we are generally healthy and free from serious disease – is increasingly prevalent both in and out of sport. Global average lifespan doubled during the […]

EXPONENTIAL Book Launch

Better life, better performance: from Formula 1 to Fortune 500 'Exponential', my latest book, is available now. Are you performing at your full potential? When was the last time you stepped back to consider how you live and work? What if [...]

Optimism & Performance

Remember the last athletic event that you watched on TV. Specifically, cast your mind back to the interviews after the event, with the winners and losers. How did the losers explain their performance? Could the words they used have an […]

Top Tips For Criterium Racing

ind out more about criterium racing. What level of fitness do you require? What are the top 3 skills for criterium racing and how should you train? What level of cycling fitness do I require to compete in a entry […]

What To Wear For Winter Cycling

The Science Of Staying Warm ind out how can to regulate your body temperature, ride in more comfort and improve cycling performance this winter. Through the year and even within a single ride, riders can be exposed to a wide […]

Polarise Your Training To Improve Performance?

n part 2 of this mini-series, we explored how cyclists can use blood lactate to their advantage. One of the outcomes of this understanding could be represented in a ‘polarised’ approach to training. Polarised training essentially uses a 3 zone […]

How Can Understanding Blood Lactate Improve Performance?

n part 1, we discovered the ‘blood lactate’ story. My own journey in learning more about lactate began over a decade ago, but it was a meeting in 2006, when I conducted an interview Dr. Inigo San Millan, that really […]

What Is Lactate? The Blood Lactate Story

ind out more about lactate and how, contrary to it’s popular reputation, this incredible molecule plays many important roles from being used as a preferential fuel source, actually minimise acidity in the tissues and even acts as a ‘signalling hormone’ […]

Alternative Ideas For Planning Cycling Training

Cyclists use various approaches to design their training, but what does the evidence have to say about the most effective way to structure your riding? In a study of the Strava data for 29,284 cyclists, a group of researchers from the university […]

5 Ways For Cyclists To Improve Their Climbing

Discover 5 easy ways to improve your climbing, for road cycling and sportives, as I climb the Hors Catégorie ‘Col de Pailhères’ in the French Pyrénées. You can find more about ‘micro goal-setting’, top tips to improve your climbing and […]