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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, [...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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.
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.