Keep Investing In Your Fitness

How many times have you been at training whatever it may be, and a coach or a team mate yells it out… “Let’s go! Money in the bank”.  Maybe you know what it means, maybe you don’t, but it always seems to be said with a purpose that indicates its importance yeah? Right! As a physiology nerd I LOVE the term and what it stands for, intelligently and robustly building up and investing in your psychological and physiological athletic profile!


In the distance running and triathlon world it’s imperative, within the team sports I work with predominately Australian Rules Footy but it could easily be soccer or most field based sports, its crucial. The distance world knows how long it takes to extract your ultimate performance, Legendary New Zealand coach Arthur Lydiard was the king of the term and the practice, he would heap “lump sums” of aerobic work into his athletes in the foundation phase before sharpening them up and have them...

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Beginner Runner - Where to start?

Ricks Tips - starting your running journey

Righto, you are back on the running bandwagon. Chances are you may have done some form of running at some stage during your life, it may have been in primary school LOL, but it still happened!

In all seriousness, this will be the greatest single thing you can do for self, your family and those closest to you. See below my tips to follow to ensure you will be a lifelong runner and this latest comeback or your introduction to the simple art of putting one foot in front of the other will be one that brings you more benefits than you ever could of envisaged.

  1. Be Patient, do not force it. It is a common occurrence to become addicted to the positive neurotransmitters that are released during and post your run, along with this it can be very satisfying to find yourself improving rapidly.  But avoid making a common mistake and turning every run into a race or time trial. Forcing yourself to always "beat yesterday" and "grinding" through each...
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