May 2020 news
Loughborough Sport’s support network proves vital for athletes during lockdown
Behind every great athlete is a strong support network, helping individuals and teams achieve their goals.
Experts in Sport: How can dietary nitrates improve elite level athlete performance?
This week’s ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast focuses on how dietary nitrates – found mainly in vegetables, such as beetroot, lettuce, spinach, and radishes – can maximise performance in elite-level athletes.
Vitality Netball Superleague 2020 season cancelled due to pandemic
England Netball has today announced the cancellation of the Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) 2020 season due to the continued impact of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Now is the time to look at the person behind the athlete – Sam Ruddock
The Covid-19 outbreak has understandably weighed heavily on the minds of elite athletes across the globe as major events have been wiped from the sporting calendar at pace.
No pool? No problem for these Loughborough swimmers
The lockdown period has brought many challenges to all athletes involved in sport, but what if your essential training venue – in this case, a swimming pool – has temporarily closed its doors?
Experts in Sport: What role does community sport play in tackling serious youth violence?
With youth violence continuing to be a serious issue in UK society, this week’s Experts in Sport’ podcast looks at the role sport can play in supporting those at risk.
Working the farm with hay bales for a squat rack – Loughborough’s Emily Scarratt trains at home
Loughborough Lightning and England centre Emily Scarratt has gone back to basics during lockdown with a little help from her family farm.
‘My new training partner is a 5kg fluffy white ball’ – Meghan Beesley
Meghan Beesley, Loughborough University’s 400m hurdler, has found a new training partner during the Covid-19 outbreak – in the form of a four-legged friend.
Loughborough Badminton awarded Certificated Training Centre status
Loughborough Badminton is thrilled to announce that it has been named as a Certified Training Centre by Badminton Europe.
Training Intensity Distribution In Endurance Sports
In this article, we’ll be taking a look at training intensity distribution and answering the following questions:
- What is training intensity distribution?
- How do you calculate your training intensity distribution?
- What can we learn from elite endurance athletes?
- What happens when you compare training intensity distributions against each other?
- Why does the 80-20 approach appear to work?
- What are the practical take-home messages to improve your performance?
A washing line pole and a tin of beans – the new elite athlete training method
Finding the elite in the every day - with a little bit of help from her store cupboard and garden - Loughborough athlete and Olympic hopeful Holly Bradshaw is using unique ways to carrying on pole vault training during the lockdown period.
Run More, Get Injured Less
When you hear the phrase, “run more, get injured less”, it almost seems too good to be true. However, over recent years, thanks to the ever-growing body of research looking into the topic of load management, it would seem that running more and getting less injured whilst doing so, is becoming more feasible than ever.
Experts in Sport: Can supplements boost your immune system?
A healthy immune system is vital to a healthy lifestyle. In a time where public health is dominating the headlines, this week’s ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast discusses what role – if any – supplements can play for both the general population and elite level athletes.
Conquering the World’s Highest Peaks with Help from Loughborough Physiology Service
Nick Hateley has been preparing with Loughborough Performance Support as he attempts to climb the Seven Summits before the end of 2022. Just 300 metres from the summit, past the point of exhaustion and suffering from the early stages of frostbite, Nick Hateley was forced to stop and head back down Mount Everest’s infamous North Face.