• Gimmicks

    Stimulating the brain. Literally!

    937 words; estimated reading time 4 mins, 41 secs. Stimulate your mind I find the whole gimmick culture that plagues sport, exercise, and health absolutely fascinating. The thought processes and craftiness of the people who think up, and market these…

  • Fatigue,  Health & wellbeing,  Strength & conditioning

    Tired….

    Dealing with training fatigue Regardless of work setting, an exercise professional primarily focuses on stimulating physical or physiological adaptations through the cunning manipulation of exercise stressors.  Achieving positive adaptations involves the somewhat vague challenge of trying to balance the complex…

  • Performance enhancing drugs

    Steroids on my muesli.

    The recent ‘shocking’ (mock shocked face) revelation in the press that up to 80 Kiwi athletes have been caught up in a PED (performance enhancing drugs) bust is all a little bit disingenuous and very much ‘non-shocking’ – really, this…