Workouts Archives - 2XU - Athlete 2.0
5 exercises (+ 1 x secret tip) to improve your skiing performance
By Dom Cadden, Australian National Champion Powerlifter, in consultation with Troy Flanagan, Ph.D. , High Performance Director, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA). As the US snow sports season gets under way, I want to give you five key exercises to include in your program that will make s[...]
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[...]
By Dom Cadden, Australian National Champion Powerlifter, in consultation with Shona Halson, PhD, Head of Recovery, Australian Institute of Sport and Paul Haines, Head Fitness Coach for the Gold Coast Suns. We’ve all seen it on the TV sports news – athletes and footy players walking, running[...]
Running Strong? Be a more efficient runner by getting strong.
by Dom Cadden – Australian National Champion Powerlifter, in consultation with 2XU Ambassador Brendan Brazier. As a two-time Canadian 50km ultramarathon champion and a former pro Ironman triathlete, 2XU’s Brendan Brazier has seen strength training go in and out of style for runners, but now [...]
Get Schooled in Swim: The all-round session for any athlete.
by Brendan Sexton – 2XU Ambassador, Professional Triathlete & London 2012 Olympian Even if swimming doesn’t play a direct role in your sport, it’s one of the best whole-body workouts you can do. Regardless of ability, intensity, style or stroke, you’re guaranteed to work arms, upper [...]
Unleash Your Inner Strongman
by Dom Cadden – Australian National Champion Powerlifter “Hey, you should come and train with us – we have a rock, it’s about 70kg,” the strongman said. He seemed hugely proud of this, like a Dad talking about a three-year-old son who has just performed Beethoven’s Hammerklavier piano s[...]
All About the CORE – The Top 5 Moves to Master & Why
Aaron Smith: Founding Director & Master Trainer - KX Pilates Let’s start by stating the obvious; if you lift weights, your body will become stronger. Run, and your body will become fitter. But if you train your CORE and master these 5 exercises; your body will become SMARTER. Your CORE i[...]
5 Tips to Warm-ups and Cooldown
by Dom Cadden – Australian National Champion Powerlifter Think of warm-ups as foreplay and cooldowns as post-coital cuddles. Skip the warm-up and the main act can be less than satisfying. Miss the cooldown and you might find your next session lacks a bit of spark (at best). Consistently avoid o[...]
The 5 Point Goal-Setting Checklist
What do you do when you set yourself a goal? Pray? Visualise achieving it? Tell all your mates so the pressure’s on not to make a goose of yourself? All these approaches have merit, but there are some very specific self-assessments you can make to put your goal more in your control.
Tracking Performance Progress
WHY? For all the money, time and energy we spend in our pursuit to improve, I’m surprised at how few people effectively stop and check whether their efforts are actually paying off. I’m not talking about simply collecting data, but actually analysing and reflecting upon it to see if you’re improving. There’s no shortage of people wearing heart rate monitors, collecting GPS data, checking speedometers and keeping food diaries, but what are they doing with that information, if anything at all?