Is your nutrition holding you back?

When you’re pushing your body to the limit on a regular basis, nutrition becomes an increasingly important component in your overall training. The right fuel determines how hard, how long and how effective your training will be, not to mention how fast you’ll recover. There are many misconceptions about diet and nutrition and it’s easy to get caught up in …

How to build strength and endurance at the same time

It’s a common challenge for athletes, trying to build both strength and endurance at the same time. There is a well-documented “interference” effect when training for both that can make it seem like the endurance work is impeding strength gains, however, when done right it can allow for maximum athletic performance all on fronts. It’s a balance and if this …

Is Your Training Impacting Your Sleep?

Yes, it’s true, there is such a thing as “post workout insomnia” and it often comes when you increase the intensity of your training program. Higher levels of training can trigger a stress response in the body elevating your stress-related hormones—cortisol, adrenaline, and norepinephrine. These hormones increase your heart rate, alertness, and the blood flow to your muscles, so they …

Is There an Ideal Time of the Day to Train?

This question is a common one that comes up with both athletes and amateurs alike. Obviously, we all want to get the most out of our training and anything that could provide an edge is always worth considering. So we’ve pulled together the research to determine if there really is an ideal time of the day to train? The studies …

Why Goals are Important for your Training Program

You may be aware of the importance of goals when it comes to driving performance. Goals give us a picture of where we’re going and so our focus, motivation and actions are all aligned to achieve. So what’s at play here? Why are goals so important? In particular, why are they important when it comes to physical training? We’ve gone …

Our Top Three Core Exercises

A strong core is important for professionals and amateurs of any sport, it protects you from injury, helps posture, and improves balance, stability and all round athletic ability. One of the most common causes of weak abdominal muscles (and tight glutes) is posterior pelvic tilt (PPT). This is when the pelvis tilts backwards 15 degrees or more bowing out the …

How To Combat A Training Plateau

  There is nothing more frustrating than hitting a training plateau. Whether your goals are weight-loss, weight-gain or strength & conditioning, it can crush not only your mood but also your motivation. It’s important to identify the cause of the lack in progress so you can make the necessary changes and get back to hitting your targets. To help with …

5 Things That Happen When You Stop Working Out

Rest is an important component of any training plan. It’s impossible to gain strength and endurance without giving the body a chance to recover. But what happens when we go beyond a couple of days rest? Whether it’s the off-season, a vacation, or even an injury, the body will start to make changes based on reduced activity. Check out the 5 …