Fitness News

Physical assessment of triathletes

Traditionally the focus of triathlon is on volume, intensity and training periodization which consists typically of doing particular workouts during the months, weeks and days leading up to a race.

But what if triathletes could improve performance without logging extra distance on the road or in the water? Well that is the very promise made by Triathletes in Motion.

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Academic News, Fitness News

Welcome to the Friendly Games

MascotGlasgow’s moment has arrived after seven years of waiting as the Commonwealth Games will officially get under way following tonight’s opening ceremony.

The Commonwealth Games is a unique, world class event which is held once every four years and is often referred to as the ‘Friendly Games’ and is the third largest multi-sport event after the Olympics and the Asian Games

More than 4,500 athletes will compete across 17 events in the next 11 days.

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Triathletes feel less pain

Trithletes cyclingA new study published in the journal PAIN finds that triathletes feel less pain than casual exercisers.

Triathletes train and compete in a gruelling mix of three endurance sports and push themselves beyond what most of us can endure.

However, little is known about what gives them these abilities but a possible explanation has been put forward by two physical therapy researchers at Tel Aviv University who recruited 19 triathletes and 17 non-athletes for their study.

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Events, PE News

School Games success

Sainsbury School GamesMore than 1,600 young athletes from across the country competed in Sheffield at the four day Sainsbury’s School Games which aim to encourage students to perform at the highest levels.

Eight venues were being used for twelve current and future Olympic and Paralympic sports: Fencing, Rugby Sevens, Gymnastics, Hockey, Badminton, Athletics, Cycling, Judo, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball and Wheelchair Basketball.

In addition there were disability events in six sports: Athletics, Fencing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Cycling and Wheelchair Basketball.

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Academic News, Books, Fitness News, PE News

HK Europe’s New Titles Catalogue available to download now

New-Titles-Jul-Dec-2013-Cover-150pThe latest New Titles Catalogue is now available for download from the Human Kinetics website.

In it you will find details of all the exciting new books, DVDs and CDs that we will be publishing from July until the end of December 2013.

It covers the whole spectrum of interest and subject areas including academic, physical education, sports, and health and fitness.

The printed version will be sent out to UK and European customers in the next few days, but if you can’t wait until then or live outside Europe, then you can get an electronic copy right now. Download it here >>

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