The power of us

1234 words; estimated reading time: 6 minutes, 10 seconds.   The social merits of physical activity are widely recognised. In fact, exercising in the company of others seems to be a really powerful motivator for exercise engagement across our lifespans. Sure, some people prefer to work out in solitude, lost in their thoughts, the calming …

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What do we trust? Finding and evaluating information.

3090 words (that’s a lot!) : estimated reading time: 15 mins, 27 secs. A guide There are arguably many ways that personal research could be done; I’ve tried to approach this from an exercise professional’s perspective. Hopefully, some or all of this information will be helpful in some way. You may want to skip over the …

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Workload monitoring; the flawed touch of geniuses.

1900 words; reading time ~ 9 mins, 30 secs. ..or should that be the touch of flawed geniuses? An emerging obsession in strength and conditioning has been the challenge of regulating an athletes’ exercise stress and recovery balance. The apparent solution has been to harness science and technology and measure/monitor either workload or the athlete’s …

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Fatigue 2

Why I was too tired to write this post… 1448 words; estimated reading time: 7 mins, 14 sec For exercise professionals, fatigue is an intriguing phenomenon that remains poorly understood. Fatigue has been defined in so many ways that consistent explanations and interpretations are rare. For example, exhaustion (the inability to continue exercising at any …

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