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.

Piriformis Syndrome Treatment and Assesment

  If you’ve ever suffered the pain or numbness that comes with piriformis syndrome, you will want to read on and learn about ways to best manage the condition. Lets begin with what is piriformis syndrome? In the simplest terms, piriformis syndrome results from the compression (entrapment) of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle...

Tensegrity Fascia Training for Improved Performance and Health

Ezekiel cried dem dry bones.. So lets talk Fascia and Tensegrity, Now I don’t want to cast any aspersions on any childhood songs in particular (cough, cough), but we do tend to simply imagine the body as a rigid frame, For long, we have attempted to understand the functioning of the human body using dissection...
Healthy Aging

How does aging affect athletic performance?

“I’m old” is the common refrain for why we get worse at athletics as we age. But here’s what’s really happening in the body through the years to make world-class performance less possible. The ‘sweet-spot’ age In most sports, there is an age “sweet spot,” at which the combination of physical, technical and strategic abilities...

Hamstring Strain – Injury Recovery Treatment and Timeline

Hamstring injuries! we have all had them! I personally have had some major ones, including a full Bicep Femoris Tendon Avulsion back in 2010 on my Right leg.  So here we take a look at the hamstrings and how we can help prevent injury but also rehab. Here we have a 10 day programme to...

Home Workouts – Circuit training to complete at Home

During Covid 19, Coronavirus outbreak more and more of us are forced to workout in our homes, so I have put together a collection of circuits that I have given to my athletes to help keep them healthy, strong and powerful during this time. The great thing about circuits is the adaptability available. They can...
Running Films

How to Run Faster in 7 Steps

Ever watch the Olympics or fellow Masters Athletes and think wow they run so fast and make it look so easy? Well so do I, but the truth is, they all work hard every day to improve their ability. No matter what sport you undertake, you need to consider some elements that you can do...

Periodisation For Athletes

What is Periodisation, How should I programme my training?  Are these some of the questions you have about your training year.  If so then the information below is exactly what you’re looking for. The below was produced by S&C Legend,Anthony Turner MSc, CSCS.  AT has many books on S&C and i highly recommend you look...

Cumulative & residual training effects

We have taken a look before about detraining from time off such as end of seasons break and we have briefly looked at how long does it take for training to take effect or see the benefit of a session, here we will delve a little deeper. If we run long miles, we build incredible...

Anaerobic Speed Reserve – A novel way to predict race times

The physiological concept of anaerobic speed reserve (ASR) is a relatively new concept to middle distance running.  ASR is defined as the difference between an athlete’s absolute maximum velocity and their maximum aerobic speed (vVO2 max). The anaerobic/aerobic energy system contribution percentages for a sprint event of 400 meters or shorter is much different from...