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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.

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 ...
It is possible to substitute specific training in 400m sprint

It is possible to substitute specific training in 400m sprint

<div class=”c-box-warning full-width-element” style=”text-align: center; “> <div style=”margin: auto; padding:10px;” class=”container”> <b>For full functionality of ResearchGate it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Here are the <a href=”http://www.enable-javascript.com/” rel=”nofollow noopener” target=”_blank”> instructions how to enable JavaScript in your web browser</a>.</b> </div>< /div> It is possible to substitute specific training in 400m sprint for a nonspecific one ...
How Long to Benefit From a Workout?

How Long to Benefit From a Workout?

Recovery = benefit and good scheduling = good training As a seasoned Masters Athlete, you probably follow a well-designed training program that includes a mix of key types of workouts. And you’ve read our info on the de-training affect! As a serious Masters Athlete taking care of your body and wanting to improve every area ...
Factors Affecting your Recovery

Factors Affecting your Recovery

How Inflammation Affects Your Workout and Life Muscle inflammation is actually a gift; that tight achy feeling is our body’s way of yelling at us to back off and let it relax and have the chance to heal so it can make us fitter and stronger. That one little change in thought process has really ...
Got no time? Do the 7-Minute Workout!

Got no time? Do the 7-Minute Workout!

Struggling to get a workout in? well there is no real excuse, do the 7 minute workout! It’s been four years since researchers from the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute in Orlando first published a series of 12 exercises that became a fitness craze known as the 7-Minute Workout. After the workout was first reported ...
How exercise in old age prevents the immune system from declining

How exercise in old age prevents the immune system from declining

Highly active elderly people can boost their immune systems to protect against infection, according to research. Doing lots of exercise in older age can prevent the immune system from declining and protect people against infections, scientists say. They followed 125 long-distance cyclists, some now in their 80s, and found they had the immune systems of ...
Leg stiffness and sprinting – Drop Jumps

Leg stiffness and sprinting – Drop Jumps

Using the drop jump to improve sprinting speed by increasing your leg stiffness. If you take a slow motion view at any top-class sprinter whilst in full-flight you’ll see what appears to be minimal knee flexion of the stance leg when its directly under the body. When you consider that an elite sprinter’s ground contact ...

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