Sportsister tries Victoria Pendleton's Pro-Cycling class
Based on the training techniques adopted by Victoria Pendleton, her new ‘Pro Cycling’ campaign is a group cycling spin class set to get you pedaling like you’ve never pedaled before!
30 minutes of high intensity interval cycling, set to some of Vic...
Power Walking tips from Walk The Walk
Did you know that 42 per cent of breast cancer cases could be avoided by developing healthier lifestyle choices? Research has shown that making small changes like getting regular exercise, eating healthy food and reducing alcohol consumption all play a pa...
Sportsister tries Rugby Sevens training
The Sevens Lab – Twickenham – April 24, 2013
Ever thought about playing Rugby Sevens? Sportsister's Natalie was invited to Twickenham for a training day with the England Rugby Sevens teams, to get a real insight into what makes a Sevens athlete. The d...
Expert advice: Esme Taylor shares her cycling tips
Esme Taylor is a physiologist with the English Institute of Sport (EIS) and works with British Cycling, including three of our our favourite athletes - the Women's team Pursuit riders, Laura Trott, Dani King and Joanna Rowsell. Here Esme fills us in on he...
Could you get a personal best in the marathon by walking?
It may sound crazy but taking walking breaks during a marathon could help improve your time …
Common running injuries – Shin splints
If you’ve been training for the London Marathon, by now you’ve probably completed your longest runs and are in the process of tapering your training, and hopefully it has been an injury-free process! In our final article on the most common running injurie...
Common running injuries – Runner’s knee
With the London Marathon inching closer everyday, we highlight some of the most common running injuries and the things you can do to treat them, but preferably as I’m sure you’ll agree – prevent them! Some of the most common reasons for overuse injuries f...
How to prevent common running injuries: ITB
The London Marathon is fast approaching and hopefully your training is going smoothly. Perhaps you’re a seasoned marathoner going for a PB, or this is your first foray into long distance running – but the one thing that both seasoned and novice runners ne...
Train like an Olympian: Ellen White’s circuit training
Ever wondered how hard you'd have to train if you were being put through your paces by an Olympian? Well wonder no more as GB, England and Arsenal football star Ellen White has come up with a circuit training plan especially for Sportsister!
Training: Six-week tri-adventure training plan
Fancy a new challenge for 2013? Then why not take a look at the Tri-Adventure series of events that incorporate off-road running, mountain biking and navigation. Not only do they test your fitness, but they also give you a mental work-out too.
Tips for getting a good night’s sleep
We all know how hard it can sometimes be to get enough sleep. Children, chores, too many episodes of ... So we have put together our top tips to help you get the best nights sleep possible.
A survey conducted in 2011 by Sl...
DIY Bootcamp - final day
It's day 7 and a saturday, which in many ways makes it harder to mentally motivate myself as there is less routine today and other family commitments. To stop myself wimping out I get out of bed and put my kit on straight away.
I have a small bowl of mus...
DIY Bootcamp - Day 6
So, here I am nearly at the end of my 7 day DIY Bootcamp, and today was a mix of extreme self control and discovery. My body is holding up, there are no injuries to report and I feel remarkably energetic.
First thing, I go to my regular Friday...
DIY Bootcamp – Day five
Back on schedule with day five and all is good, I start the day with a gym session and leave feeling energised and ready to face the day, it feels like my body is adapting well now and to be honest it's getting to the stage where I would like to do this regime every week!
DIY Bootcamp – Day four
Today's was the first day when the plan didn't quite work out and I had to adapt and tweek my day, but having stated bad it finished well with the best workout of the week so far - circuit training.
DIY Bootcamp – Day three
Day three. I wake up stiff and tired and consider my first activities of the day, a swim followed by a core stability class. The prospect of going swimming is not very appealing, I consider giving it a miss. How feeble is that? I think, day three and wimping out already - that's just not an option.
DIY Bootcamp - Day two
Monday morning - school run and back to work and before I can even think about my Bootcamp. Today I am going to have to juggle a lot of things!
DIY Bootcamp - Day one
Just putting my kit on again after a couple of inactive months made me feel more energetic! I let myself into the day gently and set off around 9.30 on my first activity of the a day - a two hour bike ride.
DIY Boot Camp - the plan
If you have always fancied the idea of a boot camp or dedicated training week, but have never had the money or time to dedicate to a week away, then why not join me as I kick start the new year with a DIY week of training and healthy eating?
Cycling - get fit and save the planet!
In the past few years cycling has seen a massive increase in participation, what cycling enthusiasts are calling a 'renaissance'.
The latest Sport England Active People Survey shows that 161,000 more people are cycling than six months before, and t...