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Why do Maximal aerobic speed training with GAA athletes?

Why do Maximal aerobic speed training with GAA athletes?

Read time ~ 6 mins Traditionally your conditioning may have been any of the following; road running long slow distances, sprints or on field shuttles with the same distance for everyone. GAA sports are intermittent in nature (slow, go, repeat) and place demands on...

Rehydrate, the team sport athlete

Rehydrate, the team sport athlete

Time to read: ~5mins As a team sport athlete your goal, when finished a training session/match, is to prepare for the next training session or game. Your priorities should be as follows: RehydrateReplenishRebuild In this article, we focus on rehydration. When we...

Squat, knees over toes?

Squat, knees over toes?

Time to read: 4 min “Don’t let your knees go over your toes”, “keep your knees behind your toes” are cues you may have heard before. When asked why, the person giving the cue, may say it is safer for your knees; they’re not wrong, when the knees move forward during...

Why meal plans aren’t the solution to weight loss.

Why meal plans aren’t the solution to weight loss.

Read time: ~4 mins By default, when people think of meal plans, they think of a “coach”. Typically, on social media a marketing strategy is to show your clients’ progress or “before & afters”. Which is fine, however oftentimes, these coaches/clients achieved their...

Do you need to cut bread from your diet to lose weight ?

Do you need to cut bread from your diet to lose weight ?

Read time: 3 mins Bread & weight loss We’ve all heard it, “cut out the bread” or the weight-loss story of “Mary down the road lost 2 stone, she cut out all bread”. Mary did lose weight but was this a result of removing the “evil” bread from her diet? No. Mary...

An appropriate rate of weight loss.

An appropriate rate of weight loss.

Find out what's an appropriate rate of weight loss for you & how it can impact fat loss. Read time : ~3mins Most people judge their success of weight loss by how fast the scale drops. There are many issues with this approach (aggressive dieting, rigidity,...

Does fasted cardio enhance fat loss?

Does fasted cardio enhance fat loss?

Read time: ~ 6mins “Fasted cardio helps you burn fat, you’ve no food in your system so it has to use the fat to fuel it….duh” -  We’ve all heard this at some stage, it’s still being echoed by many coaches and gym goers seeking to get #shredded.Let’s break it down...

Home workout part 2 – Building muscle with light weight?

Home workout part 2 – Building muscle with light weight?

Hypertrophy: An increase in the size of muscle tissue (aka “muscle building”). Read time: ~5 mins Any company selling home workout equipment is busier than ever with the current pandemic, a significant surge in demand. Now, we can’t all have access to 100s of kgs at...