March 2016

Off piste and personal… with Matt Helliker, mountain guide

What do you spend your time doing? I’m a professional climber, based in Chamonix – alpinism is my thing. Around 90% of my time is spent climbing, and 10% of the time I’m mountain guiding. During the winter it’s really ski-intense: lots of off piste, heli-skiing, ski touring; then in the summer it’s all about

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South Africa 2016: The Cape Rouleur cycling experience by Adrian Fairbank

After all the preparation, we arrived after a good flight giving us at least six hours sleep. The hotel is excellent, the exchange rate in our favour.The weather is hot, 35°C, and the prologue warm-up ride and the prologue ride itself was set up over 8 km of undulating terrain.

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Pain tolerance during exercise can predict endurance performance

The brain´s tolerance for pain during exercise is a good indicator of performance in cycling time trials, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Kent found that people who are ready to engage in greater amounts of pain perform better in exercise activities. Dr. Lex Mauger, a professor of exercise science, and

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