We are back for Part 2 of our Female Athlete series and talking all things nutrition. Last week’s blog post touched on the importance of hormones on training. This week we look at how hormones can also influence what fuel your body needs to perform at its best and bust open some diet trend myths while we’re at it.Read More
Want to know what the number one factor that will lead to an injury this year? Then read on! We’re often asked by clients how they can prevent themselves getting injured playing sport or training, or whether having a certain foot type or flexibility pattern will lead to problems down the track. These are very challenging questions to answer.
If I told you there was a magic pill that
- cut your risk of dying,
- decreased heart disease,
- improved symptoms of depression and lifted your mood,
- helped you lose weight,
- prevented Alzheimer’s disease,
- reduced back pain
- boosted bone density,
- improved your sleep and
- slowed mental decline and memory loss, you would walk into the Doctor’s surgery and demand a prescription.Read More
don’t waste your hard training by neglecting recovery!
A lot of us are hitting a transformation program at this time of year to get in shape for summer. There are a number of recovery strategies you can use to stay healthy, uninjured and training consistently. The harder you train, the harder you need to work at recovering (if that makes sense). Check out my 15 minute webinar for details of how you can use science to your advantage and stay healthy while increasing your training.
Over 2 decades of working as a Sports Physio, I am always asked to try and identify exactly why my patients develop overuse injuries. This is often a difficult task due to the number of factors that can combine to cause an injury. What I have noticed is five mistakes that endurance athletes seem to make, whether they be professional cyclists or triathletes, or new exercisers training for a fun run. I can assure you, I have personally made all 5 of these mistakes. They are not exclusive to males or females and avoiding these mistakes will help keep you fit and well.