01
Feb

Caffeine – the benefits, but not as you know them.

Who doesn’t love a good cup of coffee eh? But how does it actually effect us? Caffeine is being increasingly used to help deliver percentile gains in sports performance. Using caffeine for performance is not a new idea, but it’s only recently that we’re starting to understand more about how it affects us. Contrary to...
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01
Jun

Strength training: Beauty or the Beast for running?

Runners often either love, hate or endure strength training as a necessary evil. However is strength training necessary for runners, and if so how do we sell it to our athletes as personal trainers or health professionals? Many people are under the notion that Strength Training (ST) isn’t helpful for runners and in some cases...
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18
Apr

Beat the Marathon Blues with these top tips for future success

So you’ve just trained for and completed a marathon, what do you do next? Whether you set a PB, it was a mediocre performance or even if you crashed and burned half way around; however you did in the marathon, the post marathon blues will soon kick in as the realisation that up to 6...
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10
Apr

Olympic weightlifting for athletes, what is the purpose?

Olympic Weightlifting is a common tool used by many S&C professionals with their athletes, but why? What is it focussed on, and is it the key to success? First off, it’s important to note there is a clear distinction between Olympic style lifting for sport, and Olympic Lifting as a sport; although the whole movements...
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27
Mar

Injured? Stop with RICE and bring in the POLICE

Have you or your clients ever suffered an ankle sprain or other soft tissue injury and heard conflicting advice on what to do? Should you rest? Should you ignore it? What do professionals do? Traditionally after ankle sprains and other soft tissue injuries, RICE was used as a pneumonic to help treat acute injuries –...
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