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.

Circuit Training for Masters

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 Inactivity

Training Reversibility

Training Reversibility An in-depth look at the science that happens of what actually 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 ...
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 Vs Heat

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 ...
Sub Optical

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 ...
Excercise for older people

Exercise For Older Adults

Guest Author: Stan Reents, PharmD of 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

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 ...
Masters Athletics

8 Rules to Become Faster in 2017

If like me you was reasonably happy with 2016 but want to get even faster in 2017, apart from the obvious, train harder and smarter! I have set myself a few easy rules to help along the way. Remember though nothing comes for free when it comes to speed! You have to do the work! ...