Is Coca-Cola an effective sports drink?

Top athletes seem to love Coke, not just as a dinner drink to wash down a cup of yoghurt, a cinnamon-raisin bagel, and a bowl of broccoli, but as a sports drink to provide a little fire during the last stages of a prolonged endurance competition. Coke as a sports drink? It does seem strange,…

Reverse Periodization For Triathletes

For triathletes in the Southern Hemisphere, the season is almost over. Days are getting shorter, the weather is getting worse, and so for a lot of people training time is becoming limited and requiring that extra bit of motivation. At this time of year you should be planning for next season and starting to think…

Critical Swim Speed Training

What is Critical Swim Training? CSS is the pace at which you’d currently swim a 1500 Time Trial (in yards or metres). There’s nothing complicated to worry about, but it’s a super-effective way to prepare for race distances of 400 and above. Here’s why CSS training is effective and how you can use it. The…

Tempo Trainer

The finis tempo trainer pro A fantastic swimming beeper that’s super easy to use! Take control of your stroke rate: Placed under your swim cap, The Finis Tempo Trainer Pro beeps an exact stroke tempo to you – simply swim and time your stroke to the beep! The Tempo Trainer Pro is our number one…

Transition like a Pro

“Transition begins with the set-up and it’s very important to keep it clean and simple.” Transition is where races can be “Won or Lost”.  Fast and efficient, will cost little energy and stress.  Practise-Practise-Practise!   Video from the four-time XTERRA world champion Conrad Stolz. In the video below, he shows how to transition from the…

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Holds accreditation as Development Coach: Tony Brady (TA1837)  Development Coach-Proffessional:  Certificate of Currency – 2017/2018 Exercise isn’t just about helping out your health down the road, and it’s certainly not just about vanity. What you do in the gym (or on the roads, in the ocean, etc.) makes you a better, higher-performing person outside of it….

Recovery – The Secret Weapon In Training?

The triathlon world has gone recovery crazy. Over the past 10 years, recovery has gone from something you only thought about when you were tired to an essential and integral aspect of every training session, every day, all year round. First it was massage. Every triathlete started scheduling a regular massage as part of his or her…

Coaching and Mentoring Older Triathletes

Coaching and Mentoring Older Triathletes There’s no two ways about it: getting older means a number of things will have to change about how you approach training, racing and recovery. Here I shares some top tips and advice. Sadly, for the vast majority of the population, getting the recommended 150 minutes of cardiovascular exercise per week…

How Exercise Shapes You, beyond the Gym

When I first started training for marathons a little over ten years ago, my coach told me something I’ve never forgotten: that I would need to learn how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. I didn’t know it at the time, but that skill, cultivated through running, would help me as much, if not more,…

Body Fat Measurement

How to Measure body fat percentage-CHEAPLY & EFFECTIVELY

1/ How to measure your body fat with a fat calliper.
2/ How to calculate body fat percentage
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Why the FIRST ‘Run Less, Run Faster’ Method Doesn’t Work

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know that I don’t have a “one-size-fits-all” approach to training. I believe each runner is an experiment of one and proper training needs to take each individual’s strengths, weaknesses and limitations into account to be effective. That said, I do believe there are a few universal…

A Weekly Template for Older Athletes

Remember, your primary goal is to maintain as many physical qualities as possible. For that reason, you should use as many different movements as possible every time you train. If you don’t use a movement pattern for a while, you’ll find getting it back as you age is far tougher than it was in your…