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Advanced hydration for athletes
Did you know that an average athlete is about 60% water? Our body is very complex and carries out hundreds of chemical reactions each day, and most of these require water. This is why hydration – the process of providing an adequate amount of water to the body’s tissues – is so important to [...]
10 tips for adventure racing
By Dom Cadden, Australian National Champion Powerlifter, in consultation with Jarad Kohlar. For the athlete plugging away at their training week after week, it’s sorely tempting to have a go at an adventure race. There’s the chance to test the functionality of your skills and fitness, and the[...]
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[...]
Straight to the point : Acupuncture for sports
by Dom Cadden – Australian National Champion Powerlifter Needles have had a dirty rep in sport in recent years, but increasingly athletes, sports teams and even national sporting organisations are going old school – really old school – and turning to acupuncture. Acupuncture is more than ju[...]
Beating Age : Getting older? It’s time to train and recover smarter
Former elite triathlete, duathlete and current World Masters running champion (not to mention 2XU UK Distributor) Mike Trees explains some of the recovery strategies and training methods that have him on top of the world in the M50 class for the 1500m, 3000m and 5000m.
How to know if you’re too sick to train.
by Dom Cadden – Australian National Champion Powerlifter So you can complete a half-ironman, lift twice your bodyweight, tough it out in a combat sport or play A-grade. Surely you’re not going to be held back by some microbe like a bacteria or a virus, right? After all, they call it “common[...]
Do you have a drinking problem? The dangers of overhydration.
by Dom Cadden – Australian National Champion Powerlifter Most of us have been trained to be terrified of dehydration – in fact, beverage companies would have us believe that any time spent in a state of thirst is a near-death experience. Now the hysteria has flipped us too far in the opposite d[...]
Top Five Tips for Reducing the Risk of Hamstring Injury in Athletes
by Tom Reddin – Fitness & Sport Science Manager, Melbourne Heart FC Hamstring injuries remain one of the most common injuries in sports that involve high speed running. Even at the elite level, with all the resources available, it remains a significant problem. Take a look at the inju[...]
Aches, Pains + Strains: Where to go for help, when and why?
AIS Physical Therapies Sports physiotherapists and soft tissue/massage therapists work together to deliver a range of services to athletes and sports. The overarching aim is to facilitate performance success. At the highest sporting level at the Australian Institute of Sport, these services are del[...]
Enhancing Sleep in Athletes
Getting an appropriate quantity and quality of sleep is believed by many to be one of the best recovery strategies available to athletes. Restricting sleep to less than 6 h per night for four or more consecutive nights has been shown to impair cognitive performance and mood , disturb glucose metabolism , appetite regulation  and immune function . This type of evidence has led to the recommendation that adults should obtain 8 hours (h) of sleep per night.