Health & Fitness

MAMIL GUIDES: How to avoid saddle sores when cycling

The sun is out and the first 20 miles are perfect as you fly through the countryside on your bike without a care in the world. When saddle sores strike though you sure know about it and suddenly you’re a long way from home. Here our MAMIL SPORTS guide to avoiding chaffing to help you get the maximum enjoyment... Read More

Get your cycling fuel right – a pre-ride nutrition guide for MAMILS

If you’re a northern hemisphere MAMIL you’ve probably taken your summer bike out of storage and are seriously contemplating bib shorts. You may have waxed your legs (if not then click here for our guide to leg-shaving). The nights are getting lighter and you’re going to be spending more time on your bike so the next thing to think... Read More

THE MAMIL SPORTS CYCLING GUIDE: HOW TO SHAVE YOUR LEGS

Why do cyclists shave their legs and should you be doing it too? Here’s the MAMIL SPORTS guide to the pursuit of smooth summer pins. The dilemma: To shave or not to shave ? Let’s face it…no-one knows exactly why we do it. Many cyclists refuse to do it, others do it all year round as part of a... Read More

10 CYCLING TRAINING TIPS FOR MAMILS OVER 40

With the recent surge in MAMIL’s (Middle Aged Men in Lycra)….(…and MAIDENS) I feel there is little advice surfacing on how best to mix cycling, family life, work and nutrition to maximise your potential. Whether you are returning to cycling after a long lay off or new to it in your 40’s I have complied some tips that can... Read More

Cycling MAMILS cut their risk of diabetes by 20% study finds

Declaring its support of cycling MAMILS finally the Daily Mail is reporting that middle-aged men in Lycra are having the last laugh. We’ve known this all along, and don’t forget the cycling MAIDENS ! Reporting new research the paper reported that Middle-aged lycra-clad cyclists can ‘cut their risk of diabetes by 20 per cent’ MAMILS CUT RISK OF DIABETES... Read More

CYCLING: IT’S A WRISTY BUSINESS – HOW TO AVOID PAIN

Welcome to the FIFTH edition of MAMIL’s injury prevention section. It is more important for you to understand why you are performing a particular activity rather than how. Common injuries in cycling are common and we will cover the top 10 most common injuries over the next year. The Wrist Wrist injuries need to be taken seriously because of... Read More

FROM HAMSTRING TO HAMSTRONG – LET’S BRIDGE THE GAP!!

Welcome to the FOURTH edition of MAMIL SPORTS injury prevention section. Here we combine concepts of Philosophy and Physiotherapy. It is more important for you to understand why you are performing a particular activity rather than how. Common injuries are common and we are covering the top 10 most common injuries over this training year. Glutes/Hamstring injuries are not... Read More

KNEE PAIN? IT’S TIME TO SIDE STEP THE ISSUE

Welcome to the MAMIL SPORTS injury prevention section in conjunction with elite physiotherapists Bullet Proof Bodies. Here we combine concepts of Philosophy and Physiotherapy. It is more important for you to understand why you are performing a particular activity rather than how. Common injuries in MAMILS are common and we will cover the top 10 most common injuries over the... Read More

BACK PAIN? – IT’S BACK TO BASICS

BECOMING BIKE SHAPED? IT’S BACK TO BASICS Welcome to the THIRD edition of MAMIL’s injury prevention section. Here we combine concepts of Philosophy and Physiotherapy. It is more important for you to understand why you are performing a particular activity rather than how. Common injuries are very common and we will cover the top 10 most common injuries over... Read More

Never overlook the simple in search of the complicated

Injury prevention? It’s the basics done well! Welcome to the first edition of MAMIL’s injury prevention section. Here we combine concepts of Philosophy and Physiotherapy. It is more important for you to understand why you are performing a particular activity than how. As a Physiotherapist before I can offer you advice I need to convince you that this advice... Read More