Articles on Training

Displaying 1 - 20 of 29 articles

Cycling is a great form of exercise, but how much should you spend on equipment and active wear? bramptoncyclist//flickr

The lure of cycling: tips from a middle-aged man in Lycra

Cycling is a great form of exercise, and what better time to get started than the new year. But before you launch yourself up a mountain, review these tips from an experienced MAMIL.
What makes a good teacher? It’s not rocket science.

It’s time to rethink teacher training

In the UK, the length of teacher training has not changed significantly in over 30 years, and yet the demands on teachers have increased massively.
For young people leaving school without completing Year 12, a VET qualification is the main way they can continue their education. from www.shutterstock.com

More at-risk young people are turning to private VET providers

New research shows private VET providers are ill-equipped to tackle the learning needs of vulnerable young people, who are increasingly being enrolled onto these training courses.
Racewalkers turn a corner – keeping one foot on the ground – during the women’s 20-km event at the 2012 London Olympics. Maureen Barlin/flickr

Don’t run (and don’t laugh): The little-known history of racewalking

Racewalking has been part of the Olympic Games since 1904, but gets little respect in the United States. That might change if Americans knew a little more about it.
Training for the Olympics is time-consuming – and expensive. USA Today Sports/Reuters

How do Olympic athletes pay the electric bill?

A former Olympic gold medalist reflects on his own financial struggles as he trained and competed for the 1984 Summer Games. Thirty years later, not much has changed for many Olympians.
Study finds quality trumps quantity when it comes to muscle strength. EPA/http://www.epa.eu/sports-photos/sports-events-photos/south-africa-south-africa-body-building-championships-photos-52192398

Why bigger isn’t always better in the world of muscle building

New research shows bodybuilders' muscle quality is lower than that of people who don't train at all - but size is still a pretty good guide to strength.

Top contributors

More