Motorsport athletes put in pole position at Loughborough University
Leading athletes from across the world of motorsport have been put through their paces at Loughborough University – all in the name of gaining an advantage over their competitors, both on and off the track.
What can massage do for me?
What can massage do for me? Maybe this is a question you sometimes ask yourself. Well, I’m sure there are many ways I could answer this question. I may even blind you with Science!! [OK, maybe not]. However, I’m not a scientist! I’m a masseur/ Deep tissue sports masseur/Deep tissue therapist - whichever term you prefer. Believe me, I’ve been called much worse. So, let’s talk about what massage can do for you.
New Research Spotlight: Influence of Interval Training Frequency on Time-Trial Performance in Elite Endurance Athletes
The right balance of high and low intensity exercise is crucial for the most effective training plan. Research has suggested polarised training with 20% of your exercise sessions being focused on high intensity exercise (with the remaining time spent on low intensity training) could be the most effective way to create positive physiological adaptations.
Fuel Utilisation & Metabolic Testing in Relation to Ironman/Triathlon/Ultra-Endurance Performance
This article will outline how your body uses fuel, why this is relevant for Triathlon/Ironman/Ultra-endurance performance and how we can test it in our Physiology Lab.
New Research Spotlight: More complete adaptation identified with medium term heat acclimation
The optimal protocol for heat acclimation is a 'hot' topic for research due to this preparatory period being key for performance in the heat. Please see our summary infographic of the recent paper in The European Journal of Applied Physiology by Jodie Moss from Roehampton University.
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.
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.
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.
How To Use Training Zones To Enhance Endurance Training
If you are an endurance athlete who is serious about improving your performance, setting training zones is hugely important to getting the most out of your training. This article explains the basics behind training zones, provides a number of methods to calculate your training zones, and explains why they are a useful tool for training.
British motorcycle racers testing with Loughborough Performance ahead of 2020 Championship
Jake Dixon, Tarran Mackenzie, and Taylor Mackenzie were the latest motorcycle racers making the most of Loughborough’s state-of-the-art facilities, spending two days testing at the University’s Performance Centre.
Yamaha’s new WorldSBK recruits prepare for next season with Loughborough Performance
Federico Caricasulo and Garrett Gerloff have been making the most of Loughborough’s Performance Centre in preparation for their debut seasons with Yamaha’s GRT WorldSBK Junior team.
British Superbike rider utilizes Loughborough's performance expertise ahead of season
Aspiring world champion, Ryan Vickers, recently visited Loughborough University’s physiology lab for another round of testing ahead of his second season in British Superbikes.
Loughborough Performance Centre helps Simon Davies take on 250km desert ultra-marathon
Simon Davies has completed a gruelling 250km race across Namibia in aid of the Rainbows Children’s Hospice, after training in Loughborough’s heat acclimation chamber in preparation for the event.