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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.

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 aging of masters sprinters Endurance training and interval training lifespan, we all know this already, its in every magazine published. Well, that probably also applies to explosive sprint training. Brazilian sports scientists at the Universidade Catolica de Brasilia come to this conclusion in a small human study. According to this study middle aged sprinters […]
Recovery Strategy For Athletes

Recovery Strategy For Athletes

As Masters Athletes we are all too aware that recovery is key to maintain our performance over the years, but ensuring this is achieved is often neglected.  And as I refuse to stop training hard, I need to up my recovery game and searching around I came across a great article on the 100 point […]
Wickets for Improvement of Sprint Technique and Speed

Wickets for Improvement of Sprint Technique and Speed

The first and most important question you should ask and answer! Is what am I using the “Wickets drill” for? Before I get “wickets” anywhere near athletes they need to be able to the basics correctly! The switch! A crucial element of the stride cycle that is cascade to all the mechanical elements of true […]
Become a Better Distance Runner – 5 Ways to Take Your Training to the Next Level

Become a Better Distance Runner – 5 Ways to Take Your Training to the Next Level

Michael Byers As Masters Athletes we look for ways to improve our running training and performance, learn from others and keep simple! It’s one thing to just dream of a breakthrough—and another to create it. At some point you need to question: What elements are missing from my training? Which are the bad habits have I […]

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