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Chumpy strength on board

Gravity, a steep mountain and hard-frozen might make for a quick ride on a snowboard, but for Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin, it’s never fast enough. Here the two-time Boardercross World Champion explains how full-on strength and power training can help the serious snowboarder get ahead of the pack. [...]

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Save thy Shoulders

Dom Cadden, Commonwealth Champion Powerlifter - @DomCadden Bench press, one of the three lifts in powerlifting, is hell for shoulders, but there are probably actions just as bad or worse – bowling in cricket, baseball pitching and swimming just to name a few. For a long time I had chronic shoul[...]

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Get a grip

Dom Cadden, Commonwealth Champion Powerlifter - @DomCadden It’s easy to see how grip strength is essential for sports like wrestling, basketball, baseball, strongman and all types of football (bar soccer). Even in sports such as cricket, golf and tennis, when commentators talk about “wristy[...]

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Fixing pitcher’s elbow – from the ground up

Dom Cadden, Commonwealth Champion Powerlifter - @DomCadden For the athlete, a vital part of recovery is about identifying why an injury occurred in the first place, and figuring out what can be done to prevent or at least reduce the risk of it reoccurring. That’s why research from the Universit[...]

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LIFT TO LIVE FIT & LONG-image

LIFT TO LIVE FIT & LONG

Dom Cadden, Commonwealth Champion Powerlifter – @DomCadden Maybe you’re a MAMIL (middle-aged man in Lycra) or an enduring wife or mother who decided to use those skills in long-suffering perseverance for triathlons or other endurance events. It’s always a challenge to fit the training[...]

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Hit the trails

Dom Cadden, Commonwealth Champion Powerlifter - @DomCadden “Get off the road!” Some idiot has probably yelled that at you while you’re either driving your car or on your bike. But if you’ve run on the road a lot, it might be a good idea to heed this advice. Why go bush? From a he[...]

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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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“What’s up, 2014?”

Dom Cadden, Australian National Champion Powerlifter. As a sports and fitness editor, I’m part of a group that looks for, reports on and fuels (for better or worse – yeah, often worse!) health and fitness trends. So here are my predictions – part cynical, part hopeful and mostly factual [...]

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Cut to the core for a good swing

By Dom Cadden, Australian National Champion Powerlifter. A review of studies that was recently published in Strength and Conditioning Journal found that the big difference between the Pro golfer and the average hacker is how they use the muscles around their core. For the Pros, everything starts [...]

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ARE YOU CRICKET FIT?-image

ARE YOU CRICKET FIT?

James Pattinson, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood – at their best, this pace quartet, all under 24, could match it with the best fast bowlers cricketing teams around the world could pitch up. The problem is keeping these guys injury-free. This is part of a universal issue in modern cric[...]

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