Running From The Risk of Injury

Running season is in full swing at the moment with a plethora of fun runs available, covering 10km, 21 km (half marathon) and 42.2 km (marathon). However, the motivation to run doesn’t necessarily involve competing with others, it could be for stress relief and mental health, general fitness, personal enjoyment or part of a weight […]

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Sports Nutrition Supplements – What You Need To Know

Sports nutrition supplements, more formally known as nutritional erogogenic aids are part of a supplement industry that is currently booming, with sales in Australia skyrocketing to $1billion dollars per year. It is not hard to miss manufacturers bold advertising campaigns, their lists of powders, pills and liquids for pre workout right through to post workout […]

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The truth about HIIT

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is hugely popular in the exercise world at the moment, leading to an explosion of “HIIT” style group classes and work outs. Unfortunately though, many of these classes and work outs are not actually HIIT programs as used in the research literature. Therefore the results individuals achieve won’t be inline […]

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How training your uninjured limb helps your injured limb

Winter time usually means the time for contact sports and activities like skiing and snowboarding, which inevitably leads to injuries. When injuries occur, most often we are advised to rest. In this article it shows that training the uninjured limb can aid in maintaining the size and strength of the injured limb. How training your […]

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Does HIIT and caffeine improve tolerance to HIT?

This is a very promising small scale study looking at the effects of caffeine on tolerance to high intensity workload. The study shows that those who took 5mg of caffeine per kg were able to train at a high intensity level for 30% longer than those who didn’t take caffeine. The caffeine group also burned […]

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The Health Benefits of Physical Activity

Hot off the press, is the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee report, building on the evidence for exercise training and health benefits from 2008. It has been well documented that exercise is beneficial in the prevention of chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, obesity and certain cancers such as breast and colon. […]

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More Work and Less Rest Means More Calories Burned

For those who are time poor and struggle to make it into the gym. Recent research presented at the American College of Sports Medicine AGM, shows you can burn 346 calories in 13 minutes. Spending less time resting and more time working out, with lighter weights is the key. This Workout Can Burn 346 Calories […]

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Busting the Myth that Exercise Helps You Lose Weight

Busting the myth that exercise alone is responsible for weight loss. For those looking to get fit and lose weight, exercise has tremendous overall health benefits, but what you eat is the biggest single determiner for body weight. Why you shouldn’t exercise to lose weight

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Fueling your body for optimal performance and recovery

What you eat and drink pre and post workout are vitally important for performance optimization and recovery. This article provides an overview of the types of fuels and amounts needed to help fuel your body for optimal performance and recovery. Fueling your body for optimal performance.  

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Do heavier running shoes effect running times?

This research paper looks at quantifying the effects heavier shoes has on running times. Blinded to the runners, the researchers placed lead weights into runners shoes (normal shoe weight, normal shoe weight +100gm and normal shoe weight +300gm) and then had them run on a treadmill and perform a 3km time trial. The data shows […]

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