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.

Health and Well-being for 2020

We all know too well that we must look after ourselves, over the past 10 years some trends have become dominant in culture and are more forward as we enter 2020 and the coming years, will these effect us as Masters Athletes? How we take care of our bodies, minds and health evolves over time...
Body fat

How Does Body Fat Affect Sports Performance?

As an ageing athlete the all too familiar weight gain of middle age beckons and for some of my friends is in full swing.  Back in 2018 prior to the World Masters Athletics Championships in Malaga, I had suffered an injury after the indoor season and had unfortunate put on 5 extra KG in fat!...

Does Vibration Therapy Work!

Do vibration rollers and Massage Guns work! Local vibration, that is vibration directly applied to a muscle, was used in studies as early as the 1960s to investigate sensory afferents, reflexes and motor response (1-6, 9, 12-13, 22, 40-41). Note, this paper has purposefully excluded whole-body and indirect vibration research. Hundreds of studies have been...

Measuring Athletic and Functional Performance

As another season ends and we plan our next cycle of training, I am looking at my athletes with fresh eyes on their general movement competencies to see if any have picked up some bad habits or even general inhibitions that may hamper or limit the end goals we set. Personally I know I have...

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

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

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

    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...
Marathon Training

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...