Ironmum Resources

30/06/2017

Should I Eat Before I Workout in the Morning?

To fuel or not to fuel prior to a morning working out continues to be a hot topic in the world of dieting, sporting performance and healthy eating. But if excuses like "Ï'm just not hungry in the morning" or "I'm trying to lose weight" popped into your mind when you read this headline then read on to find out the perfect FUEL for your morning workout which will get the best out of your workout at minimal effort and maximum benefit to your body.
22/06/2017

Got a gnawing hole in your tummy? Fill it with delicious home made muesli!

Easy to make home-made muesli. Just throw some or all of the following into your blender, food processor or thermomix and pulse on and off for […]
19/06/2017

Another indoor session for the rainy day blues

Another rainy day? Never fear - we have the answer to your training blues. Try this intermediate level indoor bike session to chase the blues away and earn your dinner!
14/06/2017

Needing a health reboot? Is Dry July the answer?

At this time of year you might be contemplating “Dry July”. You might think that 30 days of no alcohol (or even no chocolate) will make you healthy again. My big question is WHY DRY JULY? If you are doing it to get healthy – will these simple changes actually make you healthy again? How hard will it be to follow a diet where two of the food and beverage items used to overcome low energy, low self-esteem or bad cravings are simply removed with nothing new added in their place? And shouldn’t you be doing something that’s sustainable so you can affect your health over the longer term – not just look for a short term fix? So what do I suggest instead? Well – rather than just remove these items – why don’t you try putting in some good STUFF instead? I suggest you try nutritional cleansing. It’s risk free with a full money back guarantee if you are not happy with your results or the products within the first 30 days. I’ll bet you never need to consider ‘Dry July’ again!
30/05/2017

5 creative ways to make veggies more interesting

Vegetables make your meal more nutritious, more interesting AND more filling. Vegetables are high in fibre so the effort of chewing and digesting them keeps our bodies busy helping us feel satiated. So if they are so vital to a healthy meal why do I frequently get asked how to make a meal with five (or more vegetables)? Here are my simple top five starter ideas.
30/05/2017

The 7 basic rules to achieving balance in your main meal of the day

Many people go wrong in their diets simply because they do not know how to balance their food groups - or in posh speak, their macro nutrients in the main meal of the day. Mistakes are also made because they think they need mounds of food to keep them full or because they do not pay attention to getting enough of the right macro nutrients in them for every meal. I have made tons of my own mistakes so here are my seven basic rules.
17/05/2017

Why Cycle? Why Bother?

To answer this question simply I have resorted, not to my words, but to the words of one of the largest cycling authorities globally and publisher […]
11/05/2017

Never do these 5 things after a bike ride!

From skipping a cooldown to eating everything in sight, these common post-ride mistakes could be slowing you down After your ride, it’s tempting to just sit […]
11/05/2017

Things to consider if you are in the market for your first road bike

Road bikes are designed purely for on-road use – they are fast, lightweight and efficient. They are great for general fitness training, as a social activity (they’ve […]
01/05/2017

Liz’s High Cadence Indoor Bike Training Session

Cadence - the cyclist’s pedal rate measured in revolutions per minute (rpm), is one of the two components of power generation on a bicycle, with the other being gear size. The higher your cadence, in a specific gear combination, the greater your power output (i.e., more watts generated on the bike). While you can increase gear size to boost power, there are four key advantages of pedaling at a higher cadence. This article discusses these advantages and gives you an indoor session to help you improve your overall cadence.
30/03/2017

Liz’s Mix It Up Indoor Bike Training Session

Many cyclists scoff at the indoor sessions preferring to ride for hours and hours through traffic lights and other time wasters to ensure their weekly strava km target is achieved. Then there are those that see an indoor bike training session as a highly effective use of time and a perfect way to control environmental factors and focus on cycling style, technique and power development. Even if you belong to the former category there will be days when it is impossible to cycle outdoors. This session mixes it all up, works you hard and develops muscle strength (in the one legged cycling drills), VO2 max (in the sprints) and endurance (in the pyramid). It certainly isn't boring either. Give it a go!
16/03/2017

Bike Confidence & Skills Outdoors: Beginner Session

Sometimes it can be daunting to set off on a bike ride all by yourself. Perhaps you have not been on a bike for years, perhaps […]