Ageing Athletes

Going the Distance #3 – Performance and Training

“It is a mistake to think of physiological ageing as a linear progression, with the various elements of fitness declining in tandem with each other” This article is part of an A1 Coaching Special Initiative on ‘Going the Distance: The Older Rider‘   In this third instalment of the ‘Going the Distance’ series we examine …

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The Effects of Age on Masters World Record Cycling Performances

As part of our Special Initiative on Older Riders we are very happy to present a guest article by Dr. Gregory Swinand on: “The effects of age on masters world record cycling performances – is cycling different than running or have technology and knowledge changed the standard thinking?” Greg is a Veteran National gold medal …

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Going the Distance #2 – A Solid Foundation

“To retain as much muscle and bone density as possible from our mid-40s, we have to prioritise load-bearing, strength-type training” This article is part of an A1 Coaching Special Initiative on ‘Going the Distance: The Older Rider‘ In this second article of the ‘Going the Distance’ series for older riders, we examine the question of …

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