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News, Training Centre, Nutrition

BLACKCURRANTS - MAKING RESEARCH HEADLINES FOR ENDURANCE ATHLETES

Blackcurrants are not a commonly recognised fruit, they are rarely seen in your local supermarket and wouldn’t be the fruit that catches your eye next to those better-known blueberries. However, research into this little-known fruit is showing that they offer a cross-section of potent performance and muscle recovery gains for active people, in particular: Read more

Clock Posted Jan 31, 2019

Races & Places, Run / Trail Run, Training Centre, Run / Trail Running

Training for mountains without hills

Hanny Alston provides us with some suggestions to combat the challenge of training for hills, without hills! Read more

Clock Posted Jan 31, 2019

Training Centre, Triathlon, Run / Trail Running

THE ART OF RUNNING

In this article we explore the science behind running propulsion and discuss some amazing research recently released on flat, uphill and downhill running.  During the article Hanny Alston also highlights some important running technique tips that might help to make you faster and more efficient. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 25, 2019

Swim, Training Centre

SWIMMING TO SUCCESS

Dougal Allan reflects and provides an insight into six of the most important ingredients from the process he has experienced in his pursuit of better swimming. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 25, 2019

Swim, Training Centre, Triathlon, Mindset

Overcoming Swimming Anxiety

If you experience anxiety when swimming you are not alone, it’s not uncommon for competitive swimmers and triathletes alike to experience swimming related anxiety. Fortunately, there are some strategies to help reduce and eliminate it. Here are some tips to reduce swimming anxiety. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 25, 2019

Training Centre, Triathlon, Run / Trail Running

RUN READY

It is race season, and once again we’ve tapped into the mind of Dan Atkins, Head Coach at Triathlon Australia’s National Performance Centre on the Gold Coast, but this issue it’s for a couple of cracking run sets you might employ as you hone in on race day. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 25, 2019

News, Training Centre, Triathlon

ONE OUT OF THE BOX

It takes a special personality to put one set of dreams aside when they have hung so tantalisingly close, and focus on new goals; it takes one out of the box. When an opportunity came along for Drew Box to turn his passion for coaching from a side-line act into a full-blown passion, Box seized the opportunity. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 25, 2019

Training Centre, Wellness, Mindset

‘FREE DOG’ TIME

'Free Dog' time doesn't mean sitting on the couch all day eating ice-cream and watching Netflix (though it jolly well can!). It just means taking a day each week or fortnight to listen to your body and do what you WANT to do. Unstructured.  Spontaneous. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 25, 2019

Training Centre, Triathlon, Bike

GET STRONG, GO FASTER

Building your cycling strength for training and racing in the hills is one of the most beneficial things you can do to improve your cycling. Michelle Hemley explains why. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 25, 2019

News, Stories, Training Centre, Run / Trail Running

What kind of parkrunner are you?

Within the world of parkrun, there are many different types of parkrunners. From the millions of people who turn up at a parkrun around Australia, you are bound to spot one of the following types of parkrunners. But, the big question is, what kind of parkrunner are you? Read more

Clock Posted Jan 25, 2019

News, Stories, Training Centre, Wellness, Recovery

FIND TIME FOR PILATES

The benefits of Physio based pilates being integrated into your regular routine. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 25, 2019

Swim, Training Centre

Set to race: Swim Sessions

It’s getting close to race week, you’re in mini-taper mode but don’t want to switch off altogether. A quality swim set is perfect as it’s going to get the heart rate cracking, the race skills up to scratch but no impact means you can stay on track for a great race. Here’s what Dan Atkins, Head Coach at Triathlon Australia’s National Performance Centre on the Gold Coast, would put you through. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 25, 2019

Training Centre, Wellness, Mindset

STRESS & REST LEAD TO SUCCESS

The goal of any training program is to improve or maximise performance in some way over a period of time. Each time we train (e.g. swim, bike or run) we are introducing a physiological stress to our body. The most obvious display of this is the tissue damage caused by a hard training session that leads to sore muscles a day or two later. Whether this is healthy stress or unhealthy stress generally depends on how we manage the recovery before and afterwards.   Read more

Clock Posted Jan 25, 2019

Training Centre, Triathlon, Adventure Racing, Run / Trail Running

Footprints in the sand

Jock Campbell gives an overview of the key components of being a good soft sand runner. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 25, 2019

Training Centre, Nutrition

To caffeine or not to caffeine? That is the question!

With almost every sports nutrition brand providing caffeinated options, from gels to chews to beverages, Hanny Alston addresses the question – to caffeine or not to caffeine?  Read more

Clock Posted Jan 25, 2019

Training Centre, Triathlon, Bike

Bike time for business time

Whilst all disciplines of a triathlon are important, you could argue the bike leg is most critical to performance given it accounts for approximately 50% of the total time it takes to complete at triathlon. Here’s some perfect sets for busy athletes training for Sprint or Standard Distance triathlon as we head into this summer’s racing. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 25, 2019

News, Training Centre, Triathlon

PARA ATHLETES TAKE ON TRIATHLON COACHING

WA Paratriathletes Nige Young and Justine Dawson have become the first Australian para athletes to commence their triathlon coaching journey at the recent Development Coaches Course held by Triathlon WA. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 24, 2019

Training Centre, Triathlon, Bike

Fitting in the second long ride

You work 40-plus hours per week and training for a long distance triathlon. How do you fit two long rides into an already packed schedule? Shane Smith reveals some top tips. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 23, 2019

Training Centre, Wellness, Nutrition

Recipe: Easy Protein Energy Balls

Protein Balls are a simple, easy snack to keep on hand in the fridge for those times when you need instant fuel – and it also helps to keep your healthy eating regime on track during those times when you may be tempted to stray. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 23, 2019

News, Stories, Mindset

Who has more influence than the influencer?

Phil Stoneman talks the role influencers play in the media and sponsorship mix in comparison to athlete endorsement. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 23, 2019

News, Races & Places, Sports Travel, Stories, Training Centre, Bike, Bike, Cycle, Domestic Racing, Mindset, Sport 3 Events and Tours

Puka Up: More than just a ride

In 2016, 2866 people tragically lost their lives to suicide. The Puka Up Ride took 28 riders and ten support staff from Sydney to Melbourne. A 1433km journey – 2km for every life lost of the 2866. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 23, 2019

Training Centre, Adventure Racing, Run / Trail Running

HOW TO OBSTACLE CORRECTLY

We have all seen the videos and photos of this fitness generation taking social media by storm highlighting the benefits of physical activity and healthy lifestyles, but are there benefits other than just physical? True Grit Co-Founder, Adam McNamee, explains the mental grit it takes to take on physical challenges such as obstacle course racing and discusses the benefits and comradery that comes with such exercise. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 23, 2019

Training Centre, Triathlon, Wellness, Mindset

The Cliché Training Effect

“Less is More” is one of triathlons many cliché training philosophies can be literally be interpreted as “the smaller amount of training, results in greater quantity” Although, do we as athletes take time to truly understand the application of this phrase or have coaches and athletes worldwide created it as a trending hashtag rather than a well applied process? Read more

Clock Posted Jan 23, 2019

Swim, Training Centre, Triathlon, Bike, Run / Trail Running

What is the best way to improve my transitions and ability to run off the bike?

Often, a classic ‘newbie’ triathlete will spend so much time focussing on getting the required swim, bike and run training completed for their new sport, that transition practice is an afterthought in their preparation. When race day comes, the ensuring chaos and lack of practice can lead to many mistakes! Read more

Clock Posted Jan 23, 2019