Callum, a promising young mountain biker from Victoria needed a coach to help him juggle his commitments as a cyclist as well as identify his weaknesses and structure a weekly training plan to build his performance. His aim is to take the U17 title in the 2017/8 Victorian Mountain Bike Series. I stepped in 6 weeks ago and our relationship is already resulting in triumph on many levels.
Cyclists are generally lacking in flexibility. This affects both performance and enjoyment. This article looks at why flexibility suffers from cycling and explores why this in turn affects performance. The article recommends the top 8 stretches and yoga poses that all cyclists should incorporate into their weekly routine to ensure they benefit the most from time spent on the bike,
If you are one of the many heart rate monitor wearers that actually do not understand what and how to use a heart rate zone then this simple article explains what the five commonly used zones are, how you recognise them and how you can measure them for yourself.
Fasting isn’t a new idea -- many religions have practiced some form for centuries. Recently, fasting has experienced a renaissance among the health conscious who see it as a way to detox, and look and feel better. There are several methods ranging from an overnight fast to a 1 day or even 2 day fast. Whichever method you choose read on to find the 7 Do’s and Don’ts to help you achieve a successful fast.
When I started triathlon 16 years ago I knew nothing! Sixteen years later I now coach beginner and experienced triathletes and ensure I pass on to all of them the wisdom gained from 16 years of getting it wrong! Why don't you short circuit 16 years and read this article now to discover the 7 things I wish I'd known when I started triathlon.
Getting sufficient protein into our bodies on a daily basis is VITAL for good health. We need quality proteins to build new quality cells on a daily basis. But how much is SUFFICIENT? How much are we CURRENTLY eating? How can we safely INCREASE the amount of protein we take in daily? This article by Liz, a nutritional biochemist and triathlon coach, helps make protein SIMPLE.