Training

5 tips for beating the mid-season slump

‘A team’s strength is often dependent on each individual’s ability to invest in the process and own the outcome’

Cold rainy nights, sore battered bodies and potentially a win/loss record that reflects the opposite of how you wanted to be positioned at this point of the year. These are only a few of the factors that could be contributing to your personal mid-season slump. I’m not necessarily talking about just performance slumps but even mindset and motivational slumps that can greatly impact performance regardless. Personally, I see it on the track, with lower performance output and lower attendance numbers (with interesting attendance excuses). The upside is that there are always ways to beat the slump, and keep the ship in motion, full steam ahead.

7 ways you can get the most out of your football preseason program

Pre-season training can often hold the stigma of being brutal, unrelenting and taxing on the body and mind. Covering the months of November right through to March athletes embark on a journey to get their bodies into the most pristine condition to tackle their upcoming season. Here are 7 key tips to make sure you get the most out of your training.

Training progression and load: What’s the right amount?

It’s the goldilocks principle applied to training – what is the right amount of training load for you? And how far should you progress to optimise your training adaptations and prevent injury? Despite all the efforts and advancements made in this field over recent times, we don’t have a simple answer to those questions. The human body is an amazing, complex organism and we can’t always predict with 100% accuracy how it will react to training loads and stresses. But let’s discuss some of the ways you CAN monitor your training progression and load.

5 tips for completing your first triathlon

Triathlon can be challenging, but speak to anyone who has done one and they’ll tell how rewarding it is. This is the reason the sport is becoming more and more popular every year. Therefore, there are a lot of first-timers competing at triathlons all across Australia this summer. This article has been put together to help make your first triathlon go smoothly and be as enjoyable as possible.