Coaching

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.

Grow old like an athlete

Grow old like an athlete

The question of how to maximise ‘health span’ – the period of life during which we are generally healthy and free from serious disease – is increasingly prevalent both in and out of sport. Global average lifespan doubled during the 20th Century, and this trend continues. Someone who is 50 today could expect to live […]
Men in their fifties recover just as quickly from strength training as men in their twenties

Men in their fifties recover just as quickly from strength training as men in their twenties

If you are older than forty and train with weights, you will probably have noticed that your body is aging. Your making less progress than when you were younger, and your workouts have a more profound impact on your energy levels, your joints and muscles. Does this mean that your body recovers less quickly, and […]
Circuit Training for Masters Athletes

Circuit Training for Masters Athletes

Can Exercising with body weight, improve performance? Circuit Training for the older adult and Master Athlete. As the beginning of Winter Conditioning is here, its time is started doing more Circuit Training in the programme. When I first started athletics, my then coach had a weekly session at the local school hall. I was fit! […]
Training Reversibility

Training Reversibility

Training Reversibility An in-depth review of the science that happens when. What happens when you take your end of season break! Or get Injured and cant train If you want a quick run down of this article take a look at End of Season Break! Introduction Life happens! A moto to live by sometimes. As […]
End of Season Break – Detraining Effect

End of Season Break – Detraining Effect

This Blog is a summary of part of the new Coaching section and the page covering –Training Reversibility – an in-depth review of the science that happens when we detrain. Will I look like I skip leg day? It’s the end of the season and the coach says ‘ok, see you in 3 weeks’ or […]
Ice or Heat for Muscle Pain

Ice or Heat for Muscle Pain

If like me at this time of year you are working hard to get the most out of your body, you’ll likely also have a few niggles are even an injury to deal with! Heck, I’m still working my way back from an injury months ago (the aging body just doesn’t want to heal like […]
The sub-occipital muscles (Neck) and their effect on hamstring tension

The sub-occipital muscles (Neck) and their effect on hamstring tension

If like me you have had your fair share of Hamstring Injuries, you may find the article below of interest. Especially as we age and tightness increases. Below are snippets of an interesting study. The researchers used PNF (or active resistance) stretching to examine the effect of upper neck muscles on hip joint range of […]
Exercise For Older Adults

Exercise For Older Adults

Guest Author: Stan Reents, PharmD of www.athletinme.com Activities for seniors or Exercise for Adults, anyway you term it! it needs to increase! According to recent statistics from the American Heart Association, about half of adults in the US engage in moderate or vigorous physical activity on 3 or more days per week (Go AS, et […]
Benefits and how to do a HIIT Session

Benefits and how to do a HIIT Session

Masters athletes are already reaping the benefits of HIIT, its time you did too! As a competitive athlete in the Masters age groups, it’s very clear and easy to see that those who participate in keeping fit through training on the track utilising interval work are those within the population that appear younger and have […]

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