Intensity in basic endurance training

Intensity in basic endurance training

In practice, the focus in most endurance disciplines today is on the formation of the highest possible basic stamina. This should be trained especially over very long and less intense training sessions. For triathletes and cyclists, it is therefore often recommended to ride flat and not pedal too hard[…]

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Home Training - Active Mobilization

Home Training - Active Mobilization

For home and office: Active mobilizations to relieve tension and improve well-being! The last part of our home training series is dedicated to a rather neglected topic, the mobilization. A distinction must be made here between passive mobilization by means of a therapist or carer, which is intended exclusively for patients, and active, self-administered mobilization through simple exercises, the aim of which is only to move rather than burden[…]

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The maximum heart rate (HRmax)

The maximum heart rate (HRmax)

The maximum heart rate (HRmax) is not a measure of your own fitness, but it is an important factor in determining the individual training areas in endurance sports. How to determine your maximum heart rate. By maximum heart rate we mean the highest number of heart beats per minute that you can achieve at maximum utilization[…]

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Exercises to strengthen the upright posture

Exercises to strengthen the upright posture

Constant sitting in front of the computer leaves many behind and causes pain. A straight posture alone is not enough for the time being - the back, the hip and thus the posture itself, must be strengthened specifically. Why sitting upright so difficult for us Many of us sit at the computer all day, mostly lying in the office chair without keeping our bearings[…]

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Training video: Modern warm-up methods

Training video: Modern warm-up methods

Due to the lack of time and movement, the challenges of warming up are far greater today. Here are a few tips on how to design a modern and effective warm-up workout. The demands of today's office worker on a movement program have changed significantly in the last 10 years alone. The increasing lack of physical activity due to increasing mechanization has meant that it is no longer enough to spend a little more time in your free time to stay fit and healthy[…]

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Competition training for triathletes - tapering

Competition training for triathletes - tapering

Currently, triathlon events are booming like no other form of competition. From the everyman to the professional, from the sprint distance to the Ironman. The possibilities to test one's own performance in a competition seem immeasurable. If you want to participate in a triathlon competition, the last weeks before the competition play an important role in achieving your personal best[…]

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Lactic acid and lactate

Lactic acid and lactate

What role do lactate and lactic acid play, as well as the aerobic and anaerobic energy metabolism after intensive cardiovascular training? What influence do lactate-accumulating workouts have on the muscles? What exactly is lactate and is it fundamentally bad? I had collapsed on my rowing machine and was in pain[…]

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The constitution types and their significance in endurance sports

The constitution types and their significance in endurance sports

Anthropology in sports. Although genetics is not everything, certain sports are particularly suited to a particular physique. Sports anthropology deals with surveying and constitutional types. Which type are you? What is anthropology? Our book tip for all triathletes Anthropology is a very broad field that first of all only describes the "science of man"[…]

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The central adjustments to your training

The central adjustments to your training

Experienced endurance athletes know that regular exercise does not necessarily lead to weight loss. This fact has a discouraging effect on many people, yet a longer-term training in your organism causes positive changes. At the beginning of each year, our good intentions are still present in our minds[…]

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A very special endurance training: the wild ropes

A very special endurance training: the wild ropes

Endurance training is a major factor in all performance. However, the training of endurance skills is often rather monotonous and rarely characterized by variety. Moderate training on ergometers is one of the less popular training methods. However, new exercises offer variety and stress your upper body or legs, depending on the center of gravity[…]

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Competition-specific training in triathlon

Competition-specific training in triathlon

As you learn to handle the unfamiliar requirements of triathlon sports through some targeted training sessions, you will read in this article. For your start in your first triathlon, you have already worked diligently for several months. Many kilometers were covered in water, on the bike and on foot[…]

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Get started right in your first triathlon season

Get started right in your first triathlon season

Triathlon continues to enjoy growing popularity in Germany. What motives are behind the triathlon enthusiasm and what do you need to consider? One reason for the appeal of the sport in the recreational area is certainly in the low entry barriers that await the beginner. The combination of the well-known endurance disciplines swimming, cycling and running does not require the beginner to learn complex forms of movement for many years, as is the case in gymnastics, for example[…]

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Warm up in volleyball

Warm up in volleyball

Volleyball is one of the most popular team sports worldwide and is practiced by a variety of amateur and recreational athletes. We will show you how you can protect yourself from injuries and optimize your performance with a targeted warm-up. Warm up through volleyball-specific warm-up training Since most volleyball teams have a maximum total of two hours of training, the warm-up should not exceed a reasonable length[…]

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Warm up in Functional Training

Warm up in Functional Training

Especially in Functional Training, warm-up is a must, no matter how fit you are. Because while the entire body is stressed athletic. The warm-up training should be kept simple but still sufficiently specific to the subsequent load. Targets of the warm-up training - Increasing the cardiovascular activity and thus the heart rate - Increasing the lubricity of the joints - Increasing the level of activity of the muscles - Increasing the ability to concentrate and thus the optimization of the central nervous system Mobilization At the beginning of each warm-up the mobilization should stand[…]

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Bike training in the mountains

Bike training in the mountains

The series of articles breaks the 6th day of your Triathlon training camp on Tenerife - and brings you a bike training on the "Chio-round". There is a lot to note there. After yesterday's day of rest, a new stress block in endurance training begins in the Triathon training camp. With filled up energy storage the first mountains are climbed[…]

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Effective circuit training!  Powerworkout or condition?

Effective circuit training! Powerworkout or condition?

Circuit training, also called circuit or circuit training, refers to a special method of condition training. Andreas Wagner on advantages, history, exercises and disadvantages of this effective training method. What is circuit training? Circuit training, also known as circuit or circuit training, refers to a special method of condition training[…]

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How good are fitness tests in the gym?

How good are fitness tests in the gym?

A typical situation in the gym: For the first appointment, the fitness trainer "tests" your fitness and tries to determine the starting point. As important as this basic idea is, it is often put into practice so incorrectly in the gym. Each coach who wants to create a training plan, the question arises to the starting point: How fit is the athlete or the athlete[…]

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Stretching - better before, during or after exercise?

Stretching - better before, during or after exercise?

The right time to stretch depends on the goal. In general, one can summarize that a training of mobility just serves this mainly - either to maintain or increase. Therefore, a post-stretching or a separate training session is usually recommended. Interim stretching, as one would like to observe with amateur joggers during a break, should be deleted from the training plan[…]

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What is the fat burning pulse?

What is the fat burning pulse?

An old fitness fairy tale says that you have to run at a slow pace (110-130 pulse) for at least 20 minutes before fat burning begins in the cells. Luckily, this fairytale is not true. The fitness fairy tale that you have to run at a slow pace (110-130 pulse) for at least 20 minutes before fat burning starts in the cells is not true, because the fat burning in the body is boosted immediately after the first few minutes of exercise, Also, the running speed does not have to be snailish, because everyone should run so that this is also perceived as exhausting, ie the more you sweat, the better[…]

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