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The curse of the cramp

The Curse of the cramp

Dom Cadden - Cramping is one of the most bog-ordinary sporting ailments, but also one of the most misunderstood. That’s not your fault – theories on the causes of exercise-associated muscle cramping have changed several times over the years, but sports scientists believe th[...]

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Beating the Wall

Dom Cadden - There is a way to beat ‘The Wall’ – or at least set it back in time and distance. It’s called glycogen-depletion training or ‘training low’ and it can help the endurance athlete whose event takes more than a couple hours. WARNING – there are risks of [...]

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Knee care for lacrosse

Dom Cadden - Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports among young Americans, but injury can be a major setback for many players. It’s not even the body contact that’s the major problem – it’s the risk to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee that the spo[...]

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Chumpy strength on board

Gravity, a steep mountain and hard-frozen might make for a quick ride on a snowboard, but for Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin, it’s never fast enough. Here the two-time Boardercross World Champion explains how full-on strength and power training can help the serious snowboarder get ahead of the pack. [...]

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Save thy Shoulders

Dom Cadden, Commonwealth Champion Powerlifter - @DomCadden Bench press, one of the three lifts in powerlifting, is hell for shoulders, but there are probably actions just as bad or worse – bowling in cricket, baseball pitching and swimming just to name a few. For a long time I had chronic shoul[...]

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Get a grip

Dom Cadden, Commonwealth Champion Powerlifter - @DomCadden It’s easy to see how grip strength is essential for sports like wrestling, basketball, baseball, strongman and all types of football (bar soccer). Even in sports such as cricket, golf and tennis, when commentators talk about “wristy[...]

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Fixing pitcher’s elbow – from the ground up-image

Fixing pitcher’s elbow – from the ground up

Dom Cadden, Commonwealth Champion Powerlifter - @DomCadden For the athlete, a vital part of recovery is about identifying why an injury occurred in the first place, and figuring out what can be done to prevent or at least reduce the risk of it reoccurring. That’s why research from the Universit[...]

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Dom Cadden, Commonwealth Champion Powerlifter – @DomCadden Maybe you’re a MAMIL (middle-aged man in Lycra) or an enduring wife or mother who decided to use those skills in long-suffering perseverance for triathlons or other endurance events. It’s always a challenge to fit the training[...]

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Hit the trails

Dom Cadden, Commonwealth Champion Powerlifter - @DomCadden “Get off the road!” Some idiot has probably yelled that at you while you’re either driving your car or on your bike. But if you’ve run on the road a lot, it might be a good idea to heed this advice. Why go bush? From a he[...]

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Back in the saddle  – survival tips for ultra-cycling-image

Back in the saddle – survival tips for ultra-cycling

Long ultra-cycling events are growing each year as people seek the next big challenge. Getting through such a challenge goes beyond the training – it’s about how to look after yourself so you can back up session after session and day after day. BILLY EDWARDS talks us through it.   by 2XU[...]

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