Category Archives: Endurance

Endurance

Sydney Gregson, Bristol Ladies Rugby

Sydney Gregson, Bristol Ladies Rugby

Sports massage at Active Potential Therapy has been really good for helping me recover from games and training sessions. Especially at the start of the week, it’s great just to come in and relieve my muscles – it helps me get as much benefit out of my training as possible. Any niggles will affect my… Continue Reading

VO2 Max Testing and its Benefits

VO2 Max Testing and its Benefits

Our Sports Therapists Katie and Kieran are working towards Masters degrees in Strength and Conditioning, and recently they have been working on VO2 max testing. This is a fascinating area for runners in particular, so we caught up with them to find out how it works…  Your VO2 max is your ‘maximal oxygen uptake’ and… Continue Reading

Alison Faroppa, Runner

Alison Faroppa, Runner

As I was approaching the “big 40” I decided I needed to run a marathon before my birthday so signed up for Brighton Marathon in April 2017. Having never run this distance I knew I needed a good training plan, needed to eat well and look after my legs (this is where Active Potential came… Continue Reading

Half Marathon Top Tips: Race Day

Half Marathon Top Tips: Race Day

The day has arrived and your race is just hours away. After all the effort and thought you have put into your training, now’s the time to complete your preparation and optimally fuel your body for the challenge ahead. Here’s a run-down of Active Potential Therapy’s top tips for your half marathon! Before the race:… Continue Reading

Half Marathon Top Tips: Post-Race Stretches

Half Marathon Top Tips: Post-Race Stretches

Hopefully you’ve seen our top tips for pre-event warm up dynamic stretching (check out the lastest video on our Facebook page if you haven’t!), which are vital in preparing your body for your race. Here are our top five tips for how to cool down your body after your event, which are as equally important.… Continue Reading

Half Marathon Top Tips: Nutrition and Hydration

Half Marathon Top Tips: Nutrition and Hydration

Depending on your goal, nutrition and hydration can play an integral part in aiding performance. Together they fuel your body, preparing it for 13.1 miles of hard work. Get the mixture right, and you’ll see the benefits, both physically and psychologically. An average half marathon training plan starts 12 or 16 weeks ahead of race… Continue Reading

Sports Therapists in Football

Sports Therapists in Football

All sports present their own challenges and place different demands on the body, so sport-specific training and conditioning is key to performing well and staying injury free. When our Kieran isn’t at Active Potential Therapy, he works with Wiltshire Academy Football Club. Here he gives us the low down on what’s involved in keeping their… Continue Reading

Why your Marathon Training is making you ill!

I know what you’re thinking…Why? Why do you think my marathon training is making me ill? Exercise makes you fitter, right? Yes, but healthier? Well, it depends. The risk of illness following exercise is actually modelled as a J shape curve, where the risk is low with moderate exercise but actually increases to high with… Continue Reading