Category: Prepare for an event

How to improve your time on a 5K: Training techniques and iFIT sets to try

How to improve your 5K time
To beat your best 5K time, diversify your training plan, incorporating sprinting, high intensity splits, fartlek, uneven terrain, leg strength
training and more. Study the terrain and prepare yourself by taking care of your nutrition and sleep, and by managing your recovery periods
well. Dozens of sessions are waiting for you on iFIT to train at 5K!


Get ready for the Cross du Figaro NordicTrack 2021 edition

How to register for the Cross du Figaro NordicTrack and prepare for the race
To register for one of the 5 circuits of the Cross du Figaro NordicTrack and to support research against rare diseases, go to
the official website of the event. More than ever in 2021, NordicTrack is committed to this fight and associates its name
with the sporting event that opens the Telethon. The #NordicTrackTeam invites you to test its support programme, which
is specially designed to help you prepare for the 10 km race: sign up for the newsletter to receive training tips and mobilise
all your strength during the race.

hike solo physical mental focus

Why not make a big solo hike your challenge this year?

Why plan a big solo trek this year?
Undertaking a long solo trek is an opportunity to prove to yourself what you can do while recharging your batteries in the great
outdoors for a unique experience. Each week of preparation will help you progress beyond your usual training because, with this dream
in mind, you have a great reason to push yourself.


Create the Right Conditions for Your Sporting Success

To create the right conditions for your sporting success, take charge of your project: improve everything that can be improved in the environment in which you evolve, adopt good habits, remain realistic and open to all possibilities, and surround yourself with inspiring and positive role models, for example, athletes whose career paths make you dream. By visualising the athlete you want to become, you will get closer to your goal every day.


Your First Ironman: Preparation and Advice

How Do You Train for Your First Ironman?
The Ironman is a triathlon format known to be difficult, with a swimming event, a cycling race and a marathon, for a total course of 226 km. To prepare effectively, start training at least 6 months in advance, with up to 15 hours of training per week in the 2 to 3 weeks leading up to the competition. Combine endurance, muscle strengthening, high-intensity exercise and specific work in the 3 Ironman disciplines to give yourself every chance of success.


From the Bottom to the Top: An Athlete’s Journey #1 – Usain Bolt

What is Usain Bolt’s Story?
After a modest childhood in Jamaica, Usain Bolt was discovered for his performances in athletics. After training hard, he won his first medals in high school and went on to win more victories that earned him the nickname ‘the lightning bolt’. With 8 gold medals at the Olympic Games and numerous world records in sprinting, he has become a sports legend.


Starting Trail Running: Tips and Overview

Trail running is simply running in nature on a variety of paths and trails. To get the most out of your trail sessions, work out as if you were there on your fitness equipment with iFitĀ® interactive coaching solutions. The resistance and inclination of your treadmill automatically adjust to the terrain you’re running on.


Olympic Games 2021: Spotlight On Weightlifting

Historically dominated by Chinese and Russian athletes, weightlifting has fascinated spectators since the beginning of the history of the modern Olympic Games. Calling on extraordinary physical and mental capacities, this discipline includes two flagship events: the snatch and the clean and jerk. Discover the athletes expected to compete at the 2021 Olympics in Europe and start a cross-training programme at home, similar to the preparation of a weightlifter before the Olympics.


JO 2021: Focus On Track Cycling

This summer at the Izu velodrome, the track cycling events of the Tokyo Olympic Games will take place. On the schedule are the sprint and endurance events, both solo and team, and the return of Madison, with a women’s event for the first time. While waiting to follow the performances of the greatest European and world cyclists, subscribe to their Instagram accounts and train on your home bike to feel the same sensations as they do!


The Olympic Games 2021: Rowing events at the Olympic Games

During the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, 7 rowing events for both men and women will take place on a course that has been built for the occasion; the Sea Forest Waterway. The rowing regatta includes races contested by 6 boats over 2,000 metres. Germany, New Zealand and Great Britain often win this Olympic discipline. Train on a rowing machine for 4 weeks to improve your performance.


Create your own sports rituals and discover those of high-level athletes

Many great champions have adopted sports rituals that they reproduce during matches or competitions. Carried out before, during or after the event, these sometimes secret gestures help to manage stress, to focus, to face the fear of the unknown and to gain self-confidence and allow athletes to establish themselves as winners.


Book Club – The Sports Gene, David Epstein: The Role of Genes in Sports Performance

David Epstein’s best-selling book “The Sports Gene: Inside The Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance” looks at the role of genetics in the predisposition for performance that some athletes seem to have. By differentiating between the innate and the acquired, the author challenges the theory of the 10,000 hours of training required to become an accomplished athlete in a discipline. However fascinating this dive into the heart of DNA is, it remains that each athlete is master of their own destiny and can advance as they wish towards their objectives!