Running

Taking off the Athletic Handbrake: The World's Greatest Most Important, Best Stretch

Taking off the Athletic Handbrake: The World's Greatest Most Important, Best Stretch

I absolutely hate those articles where the title lure's you in all click-bait-y, you click it and then they don't give you the answer or they give you half an answer right at the end. This is not one of those articles...

How to Run Faster: Tips for Injury Free Effortless Running

How to Run Faster: Tips for Injury Free Effortless Running

Today's modern running shoe makes it possible for anyone to just throw on a pair, pound the pavement and call themselves an athlete. But with stats like this:

70% of all the Australian runners will be injured in any given 12-month period

I believe that running is more a privilege than it is a right, and so you should have to earn a runner's license before clocking up the KM's. Especially if you have had any time off from running.

Running Program for Transitioning to Barefoot Shoes (Minimalist/Zero Drop)

Running Program for Transitioning to Barefoot Shoes (Minimalist/Zero Drop)

We strongly believe that for the majority of people making a transition to spending some, or most of your time in a minimalist or barefoot shoe can have a profound effect on injury risk, performance and general postural health. 
There are, however, a few cases where it's inappropriate and downright dangerous to make the change:

The Conditioning Continuum: Is it possible to get 400m fit without running further than 50m?

The Conditioning Continuum: Is it possible to get 400m fit without running further than 50m?

In the middle of last year, I managed to take 10 seconds off my 400m time* without running a single effort further than 50 meters.
*To be clear I went from 65s to 55s. Hardly preparing for Tokyo...

Conditioning lives on a continuum...

EP.26 - Strength Training Doesn't Make You Slower

EP.26 - Strength Training Doesn't Make You Slower

Podcast 11 Minutes - Lifting heavy weights does not make you slower, in fact, it makes you faster!

A common myth and concern we hear from our athletes is that if they lift too heavy they will start getting slower.

Done properly strength training should serve to make an athlete faster and more explosive.