Performance

Articles from experts in their fields helping you reach your maximum performance levels

Chris Wardlaw - dual Olympian and coach of Steve Moneghetti, Kerryn McCann, Craig Mottram and numerous other top distance runners shares his views on training. Article originally written for ‘Australian Runner’ magazine by Chris Wardlaw. Reproduced with permission. Training for distance is definitely not rocket science, though for middle distance it...
Have you heard? New guidelines from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiologists have changed the way “high blood pressure” is being defined, eliminating the idea of prehypertension and re-evaluating what qualifies as a normal blood pressure range. Whereas a blood pressure reading of 140 - 153...
Exercise is one of the best treatments for chronic back pain. But, certain forms of exercise, when done incorrectly, can exacerbate pain and lead to additional injuries. If you regularly struggle with back pain while running, you don’t have to give it up altogether. Read on to learn how you...
Tips from Aaron “Speedy” Stubbs Sprinting is proven to be more efficient than longer endurance types of exercise (think jogging and walking) and has the added bonus of burning fat (even after you have finished exercising!), building muscle and it boosting your basal metabolic rate.  Sprinting is a whole body...
The exhilarating feeling that you get when you run can be addictive and you might be tempted to push your limits just to beat your own record. Although this demonstrates a powerful mindset and grit in runners, you shouldn’t go as far as ignoring health cues and sacrificing your...
Running has been steadily growing in popularity, both as a recreational activity and a competitive sport. With only a good pair of shoes and your own determination, you can develop stronger bones, build stronger muscles, burn calories, improve your cardiovascular health, and maintain a healthy body weight. Running for...
 This week on Inside Running: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/inside-running-podcast/id1304874265?mt=2 Julian gives an extremely detailed debrief on his Vic Country Champs weekend, placing 2nd in the 5000m & 1st in the 10 000m across two nights, taking in the uplifting atmosphere despite coming down. Brad has another impressive week running with the Telford group,...
Marathon Training - Women Written by Tony Willson An examination of the some of the world's best female marathon runners' - Lorraine Moller, Grete Waitz, Joan Benoit, Rosa Mota, Uta Pippig, Ingrid Kristiansen, Priscilla Welch, Sonia O'Sullivan and Linda Somers Smith - base training plans. Common patterns within their training plans ...
Julian trains with 5k race pace in mind, then escapes the hot weather with surfing in Iceland. There’s talk about who Julian expects to face in the Vic Country Champs. Brad’s maintains his “extremely impressive training runs” with his longest run before Lake Biwa and has deja vu...
By Aussie Marathon Star, Jessica Trengove - Runner's Tribe The word injury sparks a sense of familiarity and some level of anxiety in too many sportspeople. Whilst the associated challenges can be hard to stomach, I do believe they can teach us some of the greatest lessons. I would be...
                                 
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