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Training Your Brain to Win: The Psychology Behind Peak Performance

Peak performance isn’t just about getting your body in the right place; it’s about training your mind as well. And getting your brain in shape to help you perform your best can be just as hard as those long hours on the bike.

Many elite athletes pay just as much attention to the psychology behind...

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How do I buy the right running shoes?

Having the right shoes is a very important part of running. But finding the best fitting shoe among the many choices at your local running store is not always easy. To ensure you walk out with happy feet, you need to make sure the shoe fits properly from heel to toe. We listed up 6 points you...

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How do I survive a marathon?

A marathon is the ultimate goal for a lot of runners. If the goal is just to get the finish line or to improve your personal best; a good preparation will lead you to a better performance. An important part of this is nutrition. Here are some tips for an optimal preparation.

Bad nutrition or...

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How are my hydration needs different in the winter vs summer?

Many athletes are surprised to learn that their sweat rate does not change just because the temperature drops. The sweat rate is also determined by numerous factors, including fitness level, pace and acclimatization. Athletes are just as likely to become dehydrated during winter workouts as they...

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ABCDEtixx: acidification

When an athlete is performing at a very high intensity, the body mainly gets it energy from the breakdown of glucose and glycogen. During these breakdown processes, lactic acid is formed. This lactic acid element separates into lactate and a proton. This proton lowers the acidity, or pH, of the...