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Running

Beginners Guide to Running

Thinking of taking up running? There are many reasons to do this and during the recent COViD lockdowns it was one of the most popular new ‘hobbies’ that people discovered. In this post you will find some ideas and suggestions to set you off in the right direction…

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Nutrition

Mushroom Shawarma

If you’ve ever seen a giant vertical spit packed with a cone of meat at a restaurant or street vendor, you’ve seen shawarma. The flavors come from Middle Eastern cuisine, which means plenty of spice. Cumin, peppers, chilli, garlic, and even cinnamon are common flavourings. And now you can enjoy the same flavours but in this simple to make Vegan version.

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Coaching Running

How Run Fit Are You?

As an Endurance Runner (you participate in in distances longer than 3,000m) you are likely to have a keen interest in measuring and improving your run specific fitness. You also already know that comparing yourself to others in not the way to go! You will probably have your favourite way to measure your performance. This […]

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Nutrition

Pasta Curry

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Nutrition Strength & Conditioning

Osteoporosis

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Coaching Cycling Strength & Conditioning

Why Masters Cyclists Should Focus on Strength Training

As we age our bodies tend to lose muscle mass and bone density diminishes. But as athletes, and particularly cyclists, it is important to minimise this effect of ageing and maintain strong muscles and good bone density. In this post I want to look at how strength training can help Masters cyclists maintain a lifelong […]

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Coaching Strength & Conditioning

How to fit your strength training in

If you struggle to be consistent with your Strength workouts each week, and if they are the first casualty of needing to drop something, then a technique called “habit stacking” could be the solution you need.  So what is habit stacking all about?

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Coaching Cycling

Strength & Conditioning for cyclists

Calling all cyclists! I have written four Strength & Conditioning workouts specifically with cyclists in mind. Freely available at https://bitfitter.app   Requires absolutely minimal equipment so very easy to do at home for most people. And each exercise has a demonstration video incase you are not too sure how to do it. (Watching the video’s is […]

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Technology

STRAVA Paid for Subscription. Worth it?

A client recently asked about STRAVA’s paid for subscription and whether it was worth while upgrading. Decided to document my answer as a blog post for future reference as I imagine a number of people ask themselves this. Using Strava? Connect with Ed Stivala Coach

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Coaching Nutrition

England’s National Food Strategy… Really?

I have been following today’s news agenda around obesity and food with some interest… but also with my head in my hands in mild despair. Whilst I appreciate the intentions are well meaning, yet again the Government and it’s trusty advisors are missing the point and going about this in a hopelessly ineffective way. Castigating […]