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Women’s Health Magazine Trained With The Australian Olympic Rugby Team And This Is What Happened

As WH Editor Jacqui Mooney and I are driving to the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation in Narrabeen, where the Aussie 7s train every day, regret starts to kick in. Why on earth did we agree to take part in the training of the Olympic-gold-medal-winning women’s Rugby 7s? It doesn’t help that yesterday we… Keep Reading

Magnesium and Muscle Cramps

Anyone who has suffered from a muscle cramp during or after exercise understands that it’s definitely something worth trying to avoid. For those who have been lucky enough to evade them, a muscle cramp is a sudden, involuntary, painful contraction of a muscle. These symptoms generally ease off within seconds to minutes but are often… Keep Reading

Food v Supplements

We all know a fast-food competitor, the person who, despite using a drive-through burger after training as their version of quick recovery nutrition, continues to run well. This same person is likely to take vitamins and other supplements because they know their nutrition is below average. Those who prioritise optimising their nutrition as part of their training… Keep Reading

What Our Perspiration Reveals About Us

We all know that we sweat when we are hot, anxious or embarrassed – it’s less well known that sweat actually carries emotional messages In 1934, a British physician named BA McSwiney stood before his colleagues at the Royal Society of Medicine and lamented that most folks didn’t concern themselves with the chemical composition of human… Keep Reading

ATHLETES/BLOGS/RUNNING

WATCH: Hydration For Runners

About Elizabeth An NCAA Division 1 distance swimmer and water polo player, Elizabeth transitioned into triathlon after college and is a multiple podium finisher at the Olympic and 70.3 race distance and a USAT National Qualifier at the Olympic distance. Elizabeth has an undergraduate degree in Humanities from UCSB, an MA Education in Health Sciences… Keep Reading

Fuel For A Faster Marathon

The final 10km of a marathon can be a world of hurt. Make it easier on yourself with a fuelling strategy. Performance in a marathon is about controlling the controllable. Train hard, recover well and the variables associated with fitness are minimised. Practice pace judgement and the likelihood that you reach your goal begins to increase.… Keep Reading

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