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Scientists Find Electrolyte Drinks Are Better Than Water For Easing Muscle Cramps

Scientists Find Electrolyte Drinks Are Better Than Water For Easing Muscle Cramps

All athletes are familiar with that cramping feeling after a tough session. It can strike particularly ferociously after a workout in hot summer conditions. That’s because excessive sweating can make muscle cramps much worse, so elite athletes make it a...

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Sam Briggs Gets CrossFit Games Spot After Emma Tall Slapped With Penalty

Sam Briggs Gets CrossFit Games Spot After Emma Tall Slapped With Penalty

Sam Briggs has been given a spot for the CrossFit Games after her Swedish opponent Emma Tall was penalised.The Brit originally finished sixth in the European Semifinal at the German Throwdown, meaning she missed out on automatic qualification.But her rank...

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Exercise Boosts Cognitive Function In Older Adults, New Study Confirms

Exercise Boosts Cognitive Function In Older Adults, New Study Confirms

You might have noticed you feel mentally sharper and find it easier to focus if you’re working out regularly. There’s already lots of evidence to support the link between exercise and brain functioning. We know it increases your volume of...

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4 Ways Frequent Intense Exercise Keeps Your Heart Healthy

4 Ways Frequent Intense Exercise Keeps Your Heart Healthy

As athletes, we take pride in our physical conditioning. Even though heart health isn’t something that’s at the forefront of our minds when we’re working out, it’s a muscle that gets stronger with training like any other. Some people suggest...

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6 Ways To Improve Dry Callused Hands From Lifting

6 Ways To Improve Dry Callused Hands From Lifting

Patches of dry, callused skin cover the hands of most athletes.They’re hard to avoid if you’re lifting weights on a regular basis and can become uncomfortable or even painful.But you don’t have to live with them. There are a number...

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6 Sandbag Exercises To Create A Full-Body Functional Workout

6 Sandbag Exercises To Create A Full-Body Functional Workout

Functional strength is important for athletes because it allows us to transfer athleticism into different situations.Sandbags are a great piece of equipment to utilise for building functional strength, as you’re able to mimic real-life movements more closely in many cases...

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Improve Your Session By Using These 3 Warm-Up Components

Improve Your Session By Using These 3 Warm-Up Components

Most athletes overlook just how important a warm-up can be.  We see it as something that has to be done. Some of us try to get away with a few half-hearted minutes of loosening up or even skip the warm-up...

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It's A Myth That Heavy Training Weakens Your Immune System

It's A Myth That Heavy Training Weakens Your Immune System

Have you ever been told high intensity training leaves you more vulnerable to illnesses? It’s a widely held belief that emerged in the 1980s and ‘90s called “open window theory”.The idea is that there’s an open window for illness to...

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Are You Drinking Too Much Caffeine & Can It Hurt Your Training?

Are You Drinking Too Much Caffeine & Can It Hurt Your Training?

Caffeine can be a great tool to get your body and mind recharged and ready for action.Whether it’s through coffee, tea, energy drinks, pre-workouts or tablets, the amount of caffeine we consume can mount up quickly.Unfortunately, taking too much can...

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