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coaching masters athletes

Faster, Higher, Stronger! not just for the young!

Do you want to Improve your Performance?

In the world of Masters Track what do we need to be aware of to improve our performance?

Well here I hope to not only find out for myself but also share that with everyone else. Ranging from fully tested and proved training ideas to far out concepts if I can find it ill be sure to test it and then share that concept or idea with you all to benefit too.

In my view the better masters track performances become the more spotlight the sport gets! And that is a good thing for everyone.

Cluster Training in the Gym to Improve Speed on the Track

Cluster Training in the Gym to Improve Speed on the Track

When training to improve speed for sprints or for football you will always here about physical strength being a prerequisite in some form or another.  And I do agree with this, but just like “Rome” there are many roads that can get us to that destination.  As masters Athletes being able to improve our physical ...
Rotational Stability of the Hip and the Glute Medius

Rotational Stability of the Hip and the Glute Medius

Its an all too familiar occurrence for masters athletes, we train hard and then your knee hurts. So you take some time off to recover or decrease your training for the week. Maybe you even ice, change your shoes, or get on a foam roller and stretch. Whilst these are considered normal and logical steps ...
Distract your Joints to Improve Mobility and Performance

Distract your Joints to Improve Mobility and Performance

Now, in the past when someone mentioned distraction for my joints, I thought they meant using something to take my mind off them.  But in reality, doing Joint Distraction can create more ‘space’ inside the joint complex and thus improve our mobility. Joint Distraction is simply a method to release the pressure within the capsule ...
How To Do A Tabata Interval Workout

How To Do A Tabata Interval Workout

    If you’re looking for a fast and productive workout to do that fits round a busy and full lifestyle, then HIIT in the form of Tabata could be just the thing for you. Whenever I do a circuit class I will base the session around a tabata protocol. And importantly get the best ...
Training for a Marathon, plan, gear and nutrition

Training for a Marathon, plan, gear and nutrition

No Matter what age you are or where you are from, the Marathon is world renowned and here is a guide to help you prepare and get the best time you can! How to train for a marathon.   The eternal question – How much training do you need to do? For the marathon, 12 ...
Strength and Speed Endurance for Sprinting

Strength and Speed Endurance for Sprinting

The 400 meters (obviously biased, but is the best event!) is usually known as “The Killer Event” a speed endurance event that demands a capacity to maintain close to maximum speed in an effort of » 45 seconds duration. Vittori (1991) identifies the fundamental functional requisites for success in this event as a combination of ...
Meridian Stretches for Athletes

Meridian Stretches for Athletes

All Masters athletes feel an urgency that most people will very rarely feel if at all… and it’s like this everyday. Because we know all to well the difficulties of life and all the handwork we place upon our bodies. Over our shoulder they sense the pending excitement and high anticipation of competition. We only ...
How to get Faster by Optimising your CNS

How to get Faster by Optimising your CNS

To develop functional strength and speed, you need to do more than move weights at the same cadence over and over again. Many athletes focus on the wrong things. The Nervous System’s Role In Strength CNS training and ‘quickness’ Bompa (2005) identifies two CNS processes as it relates to sports performance – ‘excitation’ and ‘inhibition’. ...
Masters Sprinters Live Longer

Masters Sprinters Live Longer

The delayed ageing of us mere masters sprinters! The Dream right!? Studies show that Endurance training and interval training enhance lifespan, we all know this already, its in every magazine published, especially if its about Running! Well, that research now shows that also applies to explosive sprint training.  According to a research study done in ...

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