Preparing for your triathlon…3 weeks to go!

“Unless you test yourself, you stagnate. Unless you try to go way beyond what you’ve been able to do before, you won’t develop and grow. When you go for it 100 percent, when you don’t have that fear of ‘what if I fail,’ that’s when you learn. That’s when you’re really living.” Mark Allen   […]

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1 week to go! It’s race week

Preparing For Your Triathlon – Race Week You have now reached race week – well done! There’s a well known saying when it comes to race week – “there’s nothing you can do that will make you any faster but there’s a lot you can do to self-sabotage your race and make your race much […]

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2 Weeks to go! …and it’s time for tapering

  With only two weeks to go we asked our Hercules Coach for his triathlon training advice and he didn’t disappoint. According to Musty the main concept here is tapering. Tapering at its essence is simple: Reduce your overall training volume while maintaining the proportion of (or even slightly increasing) your intensity. Click here for the […]

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Wristband Roulette Terms and Conditions

Every open water swim session proceeding the Hercules Festival of Sport – Northwood we will be giving away a FREE ENTRY to the event. To win a free entry the swimmer must be receive upon check in, the wrist band with the special number. Here are the terms and conditions for Wristband Roulette:   Every […]

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Article: From Novice to Iron Man – Chris’s Story

Thanks to Hercules…Anything is possible! I first ventured into the open water April 2013 with an introduction to open water swimming with Hercules events in Welwyn at 20 plus stone getting into the wetsuit was the first challenge let alone the temperature of the water. A few months later I entered my first full distance […]

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Understanding leg cramps – Part 1.

  Leg cramps causes and solutions. Part 1. Hello Hercules subscribers and welcome to some more wisdom from The Flying Physios. Today’s article focusses on Leg cramps, something we as runners, riders and active individuals suffer from at some point in our sporting endeavours. It’s also something we at TFP tend to see a lot […]

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What is a tyre made of?

    There are three basic parts to a bicycle tyre, the carcass, the bead core and the rubber tyre tread.  Furthermore, almost all Schwalbe and Continental tyres have a puncture protection belt.                 The carcass is a rubberised textile fabric, which is laid around the bead cores. […]

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What to stretch, when to stretch and how to stretch – Part 1.

  This article is designed to address the confusion surrounding the benefits of stretching and if it should be a part of your training regime. Just the other day having spoken to a new patient, their response to our question of ‘do you stretch regularly?’ was to reply with ‘do I need to?’- so that […]

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Understanding ITB Sydrome

    Hi everyone- its Flying Physios time again. The last fortnight has seen a few folks through our doors with a very common running condition know as ITB syndrome. But what does it mean to have a syndrome such as this? For starters it sounds a lot worse than it is, so If you […]

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