Injury Prevention

Arm Recovery and its effect on body position

Arm Recovery and its effect on body position

The arm recovery technique you use can significantly influence the body position in the water.  Having coached a large number of adults most struggle to clearly identify what they are doing during the arm recovery as their perception of the arm movement is often quite different than the reality.

Swimming - What is the best arm recovery technique?

Swimming - What is the best arm recovery technique?

Swimming has to be one of the most technical sports you could learn and a lot of coaches will have opinions on what works best for swimmers. If you are one of those people that just follow one persons theory then you can stop reading now but for a number of swimmers that are open minded or don't have a coach to advise on the best solution for them, then maybe give this a try to help you work out what works best for your arm recovery.  

"I laugh in the face of the cold"

"I laugh in the face of the cold"

During the New Zealand winter the weather can often change quickly - so when you set off for your run or ride make sure you are dressed for success because ultimately it's your performance that will be the cost of poor clothing choices.

Back Pain - Move to Reduce it!

Back Pain - Move to Reduce it!

Our spines like moving and we are moving LESS...

We sit more, we slouch more, we move less and therefore the prevalence of back pain is becoming more common. Numerous articles and predictions state that approximately 80% (8 out of 10) people suffer from some degree of back pain.

Top 10 Tips on Managing Running Injuries

Top 10 Tips on Managing Running Injuries

Urban Athlete have put together 10 tips on managing running injuries and two key strength exercises to integrate into your training routine on a regular basis.