December 23, 2017

Staying active is important at every stage of life, particularly as individuals’ age.  Regular exercise can help prevent metabolic issues and certain forms of cancer, reduce pain, and improve health components, skills, and activities of daily living. In addition to phy...

December 10, 2017

The role of the sports coach is one that "enables the athlete to achieve levels of performance to a degree that may not have been possible if left to his/her own endeavours." UK Coaching Strategy (2017).

I believe coaching is more than just offering a one size fits al...

August 20, 2017

I recently became aware of several athletes consuming salt tablets during Ironman events to replace sodium lost by sweating during exercise. It has always been my understanding that actual oral salt supplementation was an archaic regime that was discontinued many years...

June 5, 2017

As a coach my benefit to an athlete is more often telling them what not to do rather than always what they must do. When it comes to running mileage, my opinion is that consistent volume is always the first priority and that a training plan needs to be based around fre...

November 6, 2016

“If you set a goal for yourself and are able to achieve it, you have won your race. Your goal can be to come in first, to improve your performance, or just finish the race, its up to you” (Dave Scott, 2007).

When engaging with novice Ironman triathletes it is always evi...

September 5, 2016

So we all think that the use of performance enhancing drugs is just confined to elite athletes? This is just not true, and high percentages of athletes are commonly using over the counter (OTC) medication to improve their performance. According to Waterbrook, (2009), “...

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