April 7, 2020

Self-Care

Self-care is an important part of daily life, however during times of uncertainty and this unprecedented situation with COVID-19 the need for self-care is imperative.

Self-care is often the first thing that gets sacrificed when life is busy and stressful, and p...

February 11, 2020

People taking part in prolonged endurance exercise, such as triathlon training, don’t need supplements to maintain normal levels of  nutrition (ie. sodium in the blood) and prevent the life-threatening sodium deficiency condition known as hyponatraemia. That’s the reas...

January 20, 2020

Take a moment and look in the mirror. When was the last time you can say with honest certainty you have shown the magic in training?

What’s the magic you ask? Well it’s no voodoo cultural thing that you need a blood sacrifice for that’s for sure.

The magic, in my world,...

December 3, 2019

An athletes daily training environment can be one of the most critical components of a comprehensive and successful training program.

Triathlon coaching has seen a trend in the development of correspondence programming/coaching in recent years. This trend has led to the...

When taken in moderate amounts, caffeine results in improvements in alertness, endurance, speed, time-trial performance, increased time to fatigue, strength, reaction times and co-ordination. Not surprising then that it has been shown to improve performance across a wi...

When I recently attended La Trobe University’s ‘Running Symposium’ for health professionals,  I’ll admit my motivation for leaving my long weekend getaway early to attend on a cold, wet, windy Friday night was more than professional…

Richard Willy, a physical therapist...

August 10, 2016

Want to maximise your training benefits and race faster with no extra effort? Want to train smart?

You train for countless hours, early in the morning and late at night for your upcoming race… Surely, you want to maximise the specificity of these training hours to ensur...

June 10, 2016

This is the first of a series of articles exploring some of the aspects of performance not related to physical fitness or conditioning. We’ll look at how mental, psychological and neurological pathways can be triggered to improve performance in training and more import...

May 10, 2016

Teeth will not help you to win a triathlon, but they can help you to lose one. If a tooth which constantly aches disturbs your preparation, or a tooth which is acutely sensitive each time you hydrate stops you hydrating, there is a good chance you will not perform at y...

April 10, 2016

Swimming Mechanics – Reteaching the Freestyle Action

 
Swimming is largely a technical sport, and arguably the most technical of the three that triathletes have to master. Furthermore, when an athlete has poor stroke mechanics, the benefits of general fitness and traini...

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