• Running Injury Risks

    Running Injury Risks

    There are numerous health benefits to running, but of course it also carries an inherent degree of injury risk. Most injuries arise from overuse rather than trauma. Broadly, there are three main categories of risk considered to cause running injuries: biomechanical factors, anatomical factors and training error. Over the course of the next few blogs…

  • Why is slow running so damn hard !?!

    Why is slow running so damn hard !?!

    It is one of the more infuriating and counter intuitive aspects of run training, the reality that slowing our run pace down feels so much harder than we imagine. It just shouldn’t be the case should it, yet I am guessing that you too have experienced this phenomena. When the newbie runner first starts in…

  • What is Exercise Referral in the world of Fitness?

    What is Exercise Referral in the world of Fitness?

    Why do some clients choose to work with an Exercise Referral specialist rather than a basic PT? Even if not under specific clinical care, some clients feel that employing an Exercise Referral specialist is preferable as it gives them additional piece of mind regarding the advice they are receiving and the skills of the professional…

  • Understanding Cellular Respiration

    Understanding Cellular Respiration

    Fat adaption, increasing our lactate threshold, endurance training… all terms we have heard, probably used, and have some understanding of. But do we really know how all these concepts join together? Getting into the detail of Energy Systems helps us become better athletes and train more effectively and with purpose.

  • Train with others to elevate your success

    Train with others to elevate your success

    Those who train together, succeed together. Discover how training in groups or with a buddy could be the key to your fitness success.

  • Top 5 Myths About Running

    Top 5 Myths About Running

    I often hear many arguments put forward as to why someone doesn’t feel they can take up running. And to be candid, 99% of the time it’s utter nonsense! Now, of course there is absolutely no reason why someone HAS to take up running if they don’t want to. There are many other forms of…

  • Want to improve your 5k time?

    Want to improve your 5k time?

    There is something special about your 5k personal best time, and tends to be the one number that most runners know. Perhaps it is because it is more attainable than focusing on marathon PB’s, maybe it’s because for many runners their journey started with Couch 2 5k, or perhaps it’s all about the mushroom growth…

  • Why do I sweat so much when working out?

    Why do I sweat so much when working out?

    Whilst sweating is of course a perfectly natural bodily function, there are a few points that we should keep in mind as runners, triathletes or whilst working out in a gym setting. In this post you will get a high level view of the science behind excessive sweat while running.

  • Dive into Efficiency: How to Use Swim Fins in the Pool and Choose the Right Pair

    Dive into Efficiency: How to Use Swim Fins in the Pool and Choose the Right Pair

    Swim fins, also known as swim flippers, are a fantastic addition to your pool gear arsenal. These sleek and streamlined devices not only add a fun element to your swim but also offer a range of benefits, from improving your swimming technique to enhancing your overall fitness. In this blog post, we’ll explore how to…

  • ‘Fat burning zones’ on much commercial gym equipment are not accurate apparently

    ‘Fat burning zones’ on much commercial gym equipment are not accurate apparently

    The best heart rate for burning fat differs hugely between individuals and often does not align with the suggested “fat burning zone” on commercial gym equipment and exercise machines. Given the individual nature of “training zones” (and therefore fat metabolising zone) it is perhaps no great surprise that a generic setting on a machine will be…

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