Peak Performance


Peak Performance is a newsletter for athletes, featuring the latest research from the sports science world. They cover the whole range of sports, from running and rowing to cycling and swimming, and each issue is packed full of exclusive information for anyone who?s serious about sport. It?s published 16 times a year, including four special reports, by Electric Word plc. Peak Performance is not available in the shops ? only their subscribers are able to access the valuable information they publish.

Through Peak Performance, their writers have been offering indispensable advice to athletes and coaches for the last 13 years. They are leading authorities in the fields of sports science, health, and fitness. Furthermore, They do not sell advertising space in our newsletters because they are committed to providing authoritative and independent information free from editorial bias. To see the high quality of their research, take a look at the articles below.



  • The Race To Swift: Do You Have The Right Ancestry.

    How much do genes effect your sporting ability? Studies presented here will give a glimpse of why some groups may perform better at a specific sport than others. Read on ...

  • Cross-Country Skiers Who Crank Up Intensity Achieve Higher VO2max!

    Adaptation to high-intensity vs. low-intensity training - exercise science research is not very supportive of the high-volume paradigm.

  • Is Strength Training Really Beneficial For Endurance Athletes?

    Strength-training research carried out with endurance rowers, swimmers, skiers, and cyclists has tended to produce 'negative' results. The same cannot be said for runners. Learn more ...

  • Performance Profiling: A Coaching Tool

    Over the past few years, performance profiling has become a routine aspect of the improvement programs used by many psychologists and coaches. Learn what this is and get some useful tips on how to use it. Read on for more ...

  • Sports Vision - Training Your Eyesight.

    In most sports, you'll never achieve your true potential if your eyes aren't up to it. Here's a special report on how they can be trained.

  • Training Schedules: Three Ways To Quantify And Evaluate Your Training.

    Check out these three different methods of quantifying a training load, each with its own merits and limitations. Learn the potential usefulness of Excel spreadsheets in helping coaches and athletes summarize their training loads in graphic terms.

  • Choline: Supplements Of This Essential Compound Help Many Types Of Athletes!

    Will runners, swimmers and basketball players benefit from choline supplementation? Well to find out more about this unique compound read on to get all the details.

  • Soccer Exercise And Energy Demands.

    There are three major systems available for the production of energy in the muscles: the ATP-PC system, the anaerobic glycolysis system, and the aerobic system. This review of studies will give a good indication of what systems are used the most.

  • Swimming, Overtraining, Recovery And Norepinephrine

    The main problem isn't that athletes don't work enough. This article talks about swimming and why athletes stalemate as a season progresses.

  • Cycling Speed: How Fast Can You Get?

    Given the right conditions, the boffins reckon a top athlete could pedal at an average speed of over 98 km per hour! How fast can you get?

  • Magnesium: Why Magnesium Matters To Athletes!

    Just how important is magnesium to athletes? Well new research suggests that even small shortfalls in magnesium intake can inhibit athletic performance. Continue reading here to learn more about this mineral.

  • Power: How Basketball Players And Other Power Athletes Can Learn To Jump Higher And Run Faster!

    Power is a vital ingredient in the game of basketball. This article will clarify exactly what is needed to achieve true peak performance as a basketball player.

  • How To Design A Sports-Specific Fitness Program!

    The fitness trainer is now becoming accepted as a necessary member of the modern coaching team. This article goes into some depth about creating a program specific to the athlete and the sport they are in. Read on to learn more.

  • These Are The 'Golden' Work For The Key Distances From 400m To The Marathon!

    The best workout for you to carry out tomorrow depends on both the quality and quantity of what you have done today, yesterday, over the last week and even during the previous few months. Read below to learn about workouts for various running distances.

  • How Helpful Are Cross Training Work?

    Can cross training workouts really help athletes in their preferred sports? Does being a better cyclist automatically make you a better runner, too?

  • Overtraining And Depression: Is There A Difference?

    Overtraining syndrome is a very common pitfall for athletes and sports people, affecting more than 60% of distance runners during their athletic careers...

  • Alpine Skiing Training!

    Whatever sport you take part in, it's wise to remember certain basic principles when devising a training program ...

  • Circuit Training!

    Circuit training is an excellent way to simultaneously build strength and stamina. Full workout circuit included!

  • Training For Position-Specific Energy In Rugby.

    When rugby players perform these high-intensity activities, their anaerobic systems provide the required energy, while the aerobic system predominates during the low-intensity activities.

  • Wrestling Injuries: If You Don't Want To Wrestle With Injuries, Don't Wrestle!

    How often do competitive wrestlers get hurt, what are the most common wrestling injuries, and what are the risk factors for injury in wrestlers? We're not talking WWF here - but real wrestling, the kind carried out by school and college athletes.