Ten steps to avoid success….

Planning to do a big event this year?  Whether it is a Spring marathon, major Summer sportive, or you are stepping up to the iconic Ironman distance, here are: Ten ways to guarantee that you won’t finish your target event! … Read More

Enhanced methods of resistance training for cyclists and triathletes

So, you want to go faster? Many runners, cyclists and triathletes are turning to resistance training to aim to enhance their performance.  At Sportstest we realise the importance of getting the best from you, so today we look at different forms … Read More

How does alcohol effect sports performance?

So, I am breaking two rules today…the first, don’t talk about something you are not 100% certain about. The second, try to stop writing date dependant blogs. But today is St. Patrick’s day, and what better than to celebrate with … Read More

Backed by research…

There are many individuals now offering coaching for cyclists, runners and triathletes. Whether you are a complete novice or aiming for the next World Championships there will be someone who claims they can help your performance. You can even get … Read More

Zwift… A curse, or a blessing?

I realise that for many training indoors is an essential way to make sure you can meet your training hours.  Whether it is because you live in the heart of the city and there is nowhere appropriate to run or … Read More

Racing indoors? What’s your best nutrition strategy…

One of the key elements in success or failure of your training is ensuring optimal nutrition, both in terms of basic nutrition, and what you consume whilst exercising.  With the advent of indoor racing on platforms such as Zwift, the … Read More

Choosing a training plan, is like buying a suit (blindfolded)!!!!

Thanks to the guys at the Sweat Cave, this is becoming a regular habit again….and I do hope you like my weekly blogs.  They are designed to get you thinking about your training, rather than just doing it.  Ultimately I … Read More

The latest review…

Since our inception around 14 year ago, we have been fortunate enough to have a variety of people review our services.  These have included professional journalists for established publications like the Financial Times, or online media such as Road Cycling … Read More

Are you training, or just riding???

Here is a question I ask many cyclists and triathletes that I meet.  To me it is REALLY important… So are you training, or just cycling???   I had a chat to the guys from The Sweat Cave on the … Read More

Into the Sweat Cave…

It’s that time of the year again when the weather has mostly turned against us, and many cyclists are forced to dust off the turbo trainer, or rollers to get some extra winter miles.  For some the pain cave, sweat … Read More

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