Performance

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

Sports Hernias Hit Commonwealth Athletes By Jackie Edwards As the 2018 Commonwealth Games came to an end last month, the successes and medal achievements will be celebrated long after the games. However, like many sporting events, there have been significant injuries during the games, and even before the games some athletes with...
4 Key Middle Distance Workouts from Aussie Elites ATHLETE: Tom Fawthorpe  Coach: Andrew “Jack” Russell PB's: 1500m 3:41.49, Mile 4:01.9, 3000m 8:03.12 Key Workouts 6x3min with 1-minute recovery This is probably the hardest session I do and that’s why I enjoy it. No matter what shape I’m in I always find this session to be very tough. I...
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...

ALTITUDE

ALTITUDE | A column by Jaryd Clifford – Runner’s Tribe “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary In the mountains, even the strongest stumble. Every step is gruelling, every breath a battle. It is an environment that demands courage. It is a place where only the toughest survive. It...
Don’t Skimp on the Hills | A Runner’s Tribe Column by David McNeill When searching for company for my day-to-day runs during the week, often one of the barriers between running with someone and running alone is the choice of location. Most of the time, I don’t mind driving to...
When most people think of muscle strengthening for runners, they think first about the muscles in the legs -- the quadriceps, the hamstrings, and even the calves. While it is, of course, important for these muscle groups to be strong and mobile, it’s also important for runners to focus on...
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...
RT has asked top Aussie distance runner and Osteopath, Stephen Dinneen to answer some of the most common questions runners have along their journey. Click the link bellow to read more about Steve and the Doncaster Osteopathic Clinic & Wellness Centre. Here is the first question for Steve- Steve I've got...
Running & depression By Steve Magness from 'The Science of Running' http://www.scienceofrunning.com/ In high school, my coach would often laugh at the duration of my post-season breaks. It normally would constitute a day or two and then back to the mileage grind. In college, things didn’t change much as I became notorious...
By Rafael Baugh (B.Sc Physio, Level 2 AA) As a running or triathlon coach we constantly look to objectively monitor change in our athletes over time. Recording split times, measuring cadence, reviewing training volume and analysing racing performances is all part of gaining feedback and ultimately helping plot a course to...