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Author: EdStivala

It’s just an elastic band… Home workouts that really work.

Who would have thought that something as innocent as an elastic band could possibly make an exercise so hard. Having put together a short(ish) home workout session yesterday morning, and now feeling some proper DOMS a day later, I can tell you there is nothing easy about resistance bands!  Happy to share the set with […]

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Giving Kudos to the masses

Have you ever participated in a large event (maybe a race or even just a Zwift ride) and afterwards you receive Kudos on Strava from lots of other participants? I have always wanted to do the social thing and return the gesture. But can take soooo long to individually give Strava Kudos.  Particularly when there […]

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Standing by Principles

On Saturday 31st October you will all be aware that the Government announced more stringent measures to try and arrest the accelerated spread of Coronvirus in England. In light of this I wanted to provide a brief update on the changes I will be making as a result.

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Another Coaching Certificate!

In addition to studying for my L2 Nutrition Certificate, one of my other lockdown projects was to upgrade my “Coach in Run Fitness” to qualifying as an “Event Group Coach” with England Athletic. Having started studying back in April (what I thought might take six weeks) turned out to be A LOT more in-depth… But […]

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Duxford Dash 10k

It’s already September and feels like I have not written a little race report in ages… Mostly because I haven’t! In fact, apart from racing at Duxford on foot today, the only other event for me so far in 2020 has been a TT on my bicycle hosted by BRCC. With all the new COViD […]

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New Running Programmes Aug / Sept

Inspired by the weather to get moving and be active? Feeling motivated to perhaps start running? Or maybe you already run but have your sights set on a longer distance or smashing that Personal Best? Where ever you are in your ‘running thoughts’, you will find a programme here to suit you. Plenty of Summer […]

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Legs & Core Combo

Nothing too fancy or complicated – I put this together for myself to do at home with minimal kit. If you fancy having a go you can freely download the attached PDF which has instructions for each exercise. 

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GP’s to ‘prescribe’ cycling? And once again we miss the point!

Without wishing to be over cynical, this really stands no chance at all of making any meaningful impact. Which is a shame as people will die. Please don’t misunderstand, as someone that coaches cycling, nothing would make me happier than every obese person in the UK waking up tomorrow and deciding they want lose weight […]

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Tasty Little Snax!

I know that some of you are a bit of a whiz in the kitchen, create bread from basically flour and water, not to mention converting vegetables into delightful meals 😉 Well whilst I am CERTAINLY NOT in that league… I have had a few little gastronomical successes that I wanted to share. 

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Setting your Heart Rate Zones

In my last post I looked at how you could calculate your maximum heart rate, a brief look at the theory behind why you might wish to know it and some of the practical considerations to be aware of. However simply knowing the number is of little value unless you can use it within your […]

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