The more you run or cycle the better at running or cycling you will be! There’s a truth in this, but we can be smarter. Training is an overload or stress applied to the body with the aim of triggering a response or adaptation to be become better suited to a task. In the case … More Get Smart
The Vitfor team love to catch-up with our dedicated users from time to time and a year in, it felt a good moment to find out how Simon Owen, one of our founder users, has been going with his training. Here’s what he had to say: “I don’t class myself as an athlete, more of … More “I couldn’t have done it without Vitfor”
For most riders, a bike fit will only give marginal gains but it’s potentially one of the biggest short term changes you can make to your performance and comfort. Most retailers offer a cursory static or even basic dynamic fit, but if you’re going to be spending significant time in the saddle, it’s worth taking it a step further. … More Compose yourself
What exactly is tapering? Put simply, tapering is the practise of reducing your training load in the days or weeks before an important event. That’s the short answer, but the nature that tapering takes depends on what kind of sport you’re training for, what level of athlete you are and how important the event is … More Tapering – What is it and should I be doing it?
For the second year running, Vitfor has offered riders of The Struggle, one of Yorkshire’s toughest sportives, the opportunity to enjoy one month’s free training. But if you decide to go it alone, this monumental ride requires some serious planning. To get the lowdown, I asked Craig Stevenson, Sports Physiologist and Founder of Vitfor, what … More How To Conquer ‘The Struggle’
The purpose of training is to improve and doing so requires your training to be specific and directed. Vitfor’s intelligent training system works on 7 training zones. This blog is intended to provide cyclists and runners with a guide to training zones, how to identify them and how they are used. … More ST@80<85% Vmax, Cir NC+5
Stretching is vital for runners of all levels to stay injury-free. Mastering these 6 easy stretches will ensure flexible muscles and healthy joints. … More Effective Stretches for Runners