Is a Submaximal 6-min Exercise Test Protocol to Assess HRC of Running Considered Valid to estimate vVO2max of Recreational Runners for both Treadmills & Outdoor Tracks?

Research Paper Title Heart rate cost of running in track estimates velocity associated with maximal oxygen uptake. Background Running velocity associated with VO2max (vVO2max) is a parameter widely used for exercise prescription and is related to endurance performance. However, the vVO2max determination usually requires a maximal effort test and equipped laboratory for expired gas analysis,… Read More

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Run Slower to Run Faster!

Your muscles and heart need to be strong and your energy systems need to be taught how to work properly, and that takes time and care. Amongst other things, your exercise professional should prescribe lots of slow running, at a really easy heart rate. This is because slow (running) work gives you a long-term gain… Read More

Start Running Right with These Tips

One of the most common questions from those considering running and those new to running is “what tips do you have for those just getting started?” I have been running since 1990 when I started training to join the British Army, although the Army showed me how much I had to learn! Although the Army… Read More

Memories of My First Competitive Run

On my daily morning walk yesterday my thoughts turned to my first competitive road run, reminiscing on a run I did in 1995. It was a 10-mile road race organised by HMS Sultan, a Royal Navy base located on the South coast of England. It was a largely flat route with some slopes. I used… Read More

Erm … Can Exercise during Childhood Protect you against Memory Loss many Decades Later?

“CAN exercise during childhood protect you against memory loss many decades later? Exercise early in life seems to have lifelong benefits for the brain, in rats at least. “This is an animal study, but it indicates that physical activity at a young age is very important – not just for development, but for the whole lifelong trajectory of… Read More

What is the Tabata Method?

During the 1990s, Izumi Tabata and his colleagues published what is considered a landmark paper (Tabata et al., 1996). In their study using 14 physically fit, young, male subjects, Tabata and colleagues compared two training protocols, examining improvements in both aerobic and anaerobic fitness. In experiment one, seven subjects performed steady state exercise (moderate-intensity endurance… Read More