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Hot weather training: More effective training or an excuse for a holiday?

Hot weather training: More effective training or an excuse for a holiday?

As summer keeps on rolling, we hear people talking about their ‘hot weather training’ trips. But is there any real benefit to going to a hot climate to train for a while?

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The Women’s Lacrosse World Championship is underway!

The Women’s Lacrosse World Championship is underway!

The women’s Lacrosse World Championship kicked off in Peterborough, Canada last week. From the 1st to 10th August, the world’s greatest female Lacrosse players will battle it out to become the champions of the world.

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What to consider when designing the perfect team kit

What to consider when designing the perfect team kit

Your team kit doesn’t just help your teammates spot you on the field. It affects how freely you can move during a game, how you’re perceived on the pitch, and how you feel while you’re playing. 

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A career in sports coaching: everything you need to know

A career in sports coaching: everything you need to know

A career in sports coaching can be extremely fulfilling. For those with a passion for sport, it provides the opportunity to do what you love every single day and pass on your passion to younger generations.

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Over 100 years of protection - How far has the mouthguard come?

Over 100 years of protection - How far has the mouthguard come?

Mouthguards aren’t a new invention. They’ve been around protecting sportspeople since the turn of the 20th century. But like most protective sports equipment - helmets, shin pads, shoulder pads, body protectors - they’ve evolved.

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Can we close the gender pay gap for athletes?

Can we close the gender pay gap for athletes?

We must consider the ways popularity and deal negotiations affect women in sport. What underlying reasons contribute to lower popularity?

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How the UK has embraced American football

How the UK has embraced American football

Despite its deep American affiliation - the clue’s in the name - American football is becoming more and more popular here in the UK. Let’s figure out why.

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The benefits of taking a break from your sport

The benefits of taking a break from your sport

Taking a break is seen as a lack of commitment at best and weakness at worst when it comes to sport. Fortunately, these ideas are being shown from many different performance angles as old-fashioned and problematic.

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How sport can completely transform your life

How sport can completely transform your life

You’ll find it hard to come by someone who doesn’t know the importance of exercise. In today’s world, exercise, along with a healthy diet and social relationships, is recognised as one of the key pillars of health.

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What is fartlek training and how does it help performance?

What is fartlek training and how does it help performance?

One form of training that helps with athletes’ performance is known as fartlek training. Let's explore exactly what it is, how it came to be, and the evidence behind its performance benefits.

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The BKF Four Nations Championships are more than just a competition

The BKF Four Nations Championships are more than just a competition

Respect is one of the cornerstone life skills. Without it firmly cemented in our lives, getting along with others isn’t easy. This skill is all about taking someone else’s feelings, needs, thoughts, and ideas into consideration.

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The FIH Pro League rages on. Does competition increase injury risk and how do we manage this?

The FIH Pro League rages on. Does competition increase injury risk and how do we manage this?

As the FIH Pro League heats up, take a closer look at how improper injury management increases the chance of injury - no matter the level of competition. Taken away from the sport they love, injuries can be highly frustrating for athletes.

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How to prepare for your next martial arts tournament

How to prepare for your next martial arts tournament

Whether it’s your first time competing or you’ve been training for years, tournaments can be a nerve-wracking experience.This is where proper preparation comes in.

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Why learning to swim will make you a better rugby player

Why learning to swim will make you a better rugby player

On 18 May 2019, it’s International Learn to Swim day. It’s an excellent opportunity to emphasise the importance of teaching children to swim, especially with summer right around the corner.

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The Pan American Wrestling Championships: Strength and conditioning like a pro

The Pan American Wrestling Championships: Strength and conditioning like a pro

The Pan American Wrestling Championships, held in Buenos Aires, were more than just a showcase of the best wrestling talent around. As with any sport, the road to the top is long and hard, but definitely not endless.

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The FIH Pro League is heating up. What can we learn from these athletes?

The FIH Pro League is heating up. What can we learn from these athletes?

If you’re not paying attention to it, the FIH Pro League is getting tense. In late-April, both the GB men’s and women’s team will face off against Germany in the German city of Moenchengladbach.

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The Karate 1-Premier League is nearly upon us. Is injury getting in your way?

The Karate 1-Premier League is nearly upon us. Is injury getting in your way?

As the Karate 1 Premier League kicks off on April 19th, we take a look at how OPRO ambassador and Karate phenom Jordan Thomas stays ahead of his injuries in this contact sport. 

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The LMAX Exchange Everest Rugby Challenge: Breaking rugby records on Everest for charity

The LMAX Exchange Everest Rugby Challenge: Breaking rugby records on Everest for charity

What do you think of when you hear ‘Everest’? You probably envision the ice-topped peak of the tallest mountain in the world. The word ‘challenge’ might even spring to mind. But, how many of you heard ‘Everest’ and thought ‘rugby’?

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It’s the Allianz National Football League Division 1 final. Just how tough is Gaelic football?

It’s the Allianz National Football League Division 1 final. Just how tough is Gaelic football?

This year’s Gaelic football tournament will be at Croke Park, Dublin. As the anticipation for the final builds, we take a closer look at Gaelic football and its success as a sport.

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London steps into its 17th year as UFC host. How far has MMA come?

London steps into its 17th year as UFC host. How far has MMA come?

There’s nothingquite like a home crowd. UK fans are eagerlyanticipatingUFC’s return to London at The O2. This will be the 11th live event in the capital, bringing the grand total UFC events to 24 across the nation.

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The Six Nations are upon us. Where is UK rugby heading next?

The Six Nations are upon us. Where is UK rugby heading next?

Excitement is ramping up for the final day of the Six Nations. Excluding the Rugby World Cup, the Six Nations is one of the biggest dates in the rugby calendar, and fans watch on as the best sides in Europe battle it out for the championship.

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