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How Alcohol Affects Muscle-Building

Too much booze suppresses muscle synthesis.<p>I don't imagine there are many people out there who imagine that drinking a case of beer will make you a better athlete. Still, there are lots of people who argue that it doesn't really matter either way -- that training is training and social life is …

Alcohol

Fuel Right Before, During, and After Your Run

Smarten up your eating strategy to run your best<p>Remember this before you start training for a marathon: 26.2 miles is a frickin’ long way, and the last thing you want is a stomach churning like a washing machine while out on the road. Gobbling the wrong grub is one of the main issues runners face. …

The Speed Conditioning Workout

Mark Barroso

Should You Stretch Before Running?

Stretching results in slower starts, greater effort.<p>A few weeks ago, I took the "anti" side in a lighthearted <i>RW</i> debate about post-run stretching. Turns out stretching is still a hot-button issue that gets people fired up! So with that in mind, here's an interesting new study from researchers in …

Stretching

The Agenda: Justin Gatlin to give Diamond League a final flourish

RUN TO THE FINISH<p>There’s a final flourish for athletics after a summer in which, with considerable sporting opposition, the sport held its head high, at the Diamond League finale in Brussels on Friday (BBC3, 7pm). A total of 49 European Championship medallists will compete, including Dafne …

Justin Gatlin runs 9.77sec to win Diamond League 100m in Brussels

Justin Gatlin ran the fastest 100m in the world this year as he clocked 9.77sec to claim a dominant victory at the Memorial van Damme in Brussels.<p>The American, who has twice served doping bans, emphatically beat a world-class field toextend his unbeaten run to 17 races at the final Diamond League …

Olympics: Jessica Ennis-Hill wants to defend heptathlon title

<b>Jessica Ennis-Hill is targeting a defence of her Olympic heptathlon title in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 as she returns to the sport following the birth of her first child in July.</b><p>Ennis-Hill, 28, who won gold at London 2012, resumed training last month and plans to start competing next summer.<p>She told …

Faster Starts for Sprinters (Stepping out of Blocks vs Pushing out of Blocks)