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Compression – the research continues

Dom Cadden, Commonwealth Champion Powerlifter - @DomCadden The use of compression in medical garments goes back a long way, but its application for sports is relatively much newer. Consequently, research is constantly being undertaken to verify exactly what assistance compression garments can o[...]

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Living the high life  – Victoria University’s Altitude Hotel-image

Living the high life – Victoria University’s Altitude Hotel

For years, many athletes have sworn by altitude training as a way to boost their cardio fitness. For Americans, working some altitude into the training schedule can be as simple as a quick trip to Colorado or New Mexico, but for Australians it’s a little trickier. Even Australia’s highest peak, [...]

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Back in the saddle  – survival tips for ultra-cycling-image

Back in the saddle – survival tips for ultra-cycling

Long ultra-cycling events are growing each year as people seek the next big challenge. Getting through such a challenge goes beyond the training – it’s about how to look after yourself so you can back up session after session and day after day. BILLY EDWARDS talks us through it.   by 2XU[...]

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Support Bra

Scientific support

By Dom Cadden, Australian National Champion Powerlifter. Female athletes have been around a long time now and breasts have been around even longer, yet sports bras only came about in the 1970s. The "jockbra” was an early prototype developed by Lisa Lindahl and Polly Smith – it was two jockstr[...]

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Out in the open-image

Out in the open

By Dom Cadden, Australian National Champion Powerlifter, in consultation with 2XU open water champion Sam Sheppard. Apart from a few degrees temperature change, your local pool never changes. Open water swimming’s a wilderness expedition by comparison, and as the Aussie summer heats up, more sw[...]

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Appy with your training?-image

Appy with your training?

It all began when the invention of the mobile phone allowed us to call missing training partners at 5:35am and yell, “Where the heck are you!” Now smartphones open up a whole new world of tools to help keep athletes on track. Here are four types of apps worth considering.

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A RUN FOR YOUR MONEY-image

A RUN FOR YOUR MONEY

by Dom Cadden – Australian National Champion Powerlifter. You can blow a lot of money on a pair of running shoes, but sports science studies show that spending more doesn’t necessarily reduce your chance of injury. There’s only so much the latest whizz-bang shoe technology alone can compens[...]

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Keep on Rolling

You see them everywhere now, people rolling bits of their body over lengths of pipe or foam rollers in gyms, at warm-ups and after the game. But are they cruising for a bruising or rolling their way to recovery? We asked a man responsible for putting top-level Aussie Rules players back together every week to tell us what foam rolling is all about an how to do it effectively.

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Move to the music-image

Move to the music

For many athletes, training without music is like running nude – they could do it, but they’d feel uncomfortable and just a little distracted. With recent research suggesting that music can actually boost performance, there are some new products that make it easier to get upbeat about your training.

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Suunto Ambit2 S – The GPS watch for Athletes-image

Suunto Ambit2 S – The GPS watch for Athletes

Keen to conquer new territory? Our friends at Suunto have just released something special!

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