winter exercise

Winter Exercise Tips

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Winter Exercise Tips We are now well and truly in the throes of winter. This is a common time for the snooze button to be favoured above a cold morning run, a glass of wine with a friend instead of an after-work walk, or hot soup at your desk instead of lunch time yoga. Exercise […]

Active April

Get Active this Autumn

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Autumn is here! The greatest of all seasons in my humble opinion. Cool nights, warm days, calm wind, great surf, and an abundance of public holidays to make the most of. Here are my top tips to get active this Autumn. Premier’s Active April A government initiative to improve the health of the community. Sign up […]

Physiology of endurance

The Physiology of Muscle Endurance

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The Physiology of Muscle Endurance Exercise has many benefits, all of which can be manipulated based on your goals and a consistent and progressive exercise program. On a cellular level you can achieve major adaptations in skeletal muscle. These include increases in the mitochondrial content (the lungs) of your muscle fibers. An increase in mitochondrial density means […]

fitness age

Your fitness age in 37 seconds

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We all know the health benefits of being physically fit (see Health Benefits of Exercise here), however knowing where to focus your time and energy can prevent some people from ever getting started. Fortunately there is a simple online questionnaire developed by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NUST) that takes just a few […]

Functional movement screen

What is the health of your club?

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Preventing Injuries and Improving Performance Through a Functional Movement Screen The 2 main causes of injuries in team sports are overuse and biomechanics (poor movement control). I often see these avoidable injuries that keep athletes off the field for many months at a time. To help to identify athletes at increased risk of injury, I utilise […]

Resting heart rate

Resting Heart Rate

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Resting Heart Rate For an adult, a normal resting heart rate (RHR) is between 60 and 100 beats per minute. In athletes a lower RHR can indicate that your heart is working more efficiently for less effort and is a good sign of physical fitness. Some people naturally have a higher RHR (tachycardia) while others […]

Arrrghhh, Lateral Hip Pain

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Lateral hip pain. Gluteus medius tendinopathy. Common causes, prevalence, assessment, education and management; an exercise physiology approach. If you’re walking like a pirate but don’t captain a large ship, your swagger may be preventable and treatable, and the remedy doesn’t involve buying an eye-path and a parrot. Gluteus medius  tendinopathy (GMt) is a relatively common condition […]