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The Down Side To Optical HR Monitors

Back in 2016 I wrote a very opinionated piece about Why I DON’T like Optical HR Monitors. Four years ago is a lifetime in the sports tech world. This is an updated feature about them.

When it comes to recording reliable Heart Rate (HR) data, the best way to do so is with a strap around the chest. That is after all where the heart is in the body. But I realise that not everyone particularly females, like wearing a HR strap. The strap gets in the way and can be uncomfortable with a bra, or just annoying being around the chest.

7 Tips On How To Avoid Jetlag When Travelling Long Haul (You Will Find the Bonus Tip Surprising)

In a few weeks time I’m going to be travelling to Toronto as part of the coaching staff for the NZ Invictus Games team.  I am putting together this advice for the members of the team as a way of…

What Can Your Resting Heart Rate Tell You About Your Recovery?

Your Resting Heart Rate (HR) is a qwik insight into how well you are recovering from your training. It needs to be kept in perspective though. You may remember from your school biology or Phys Ed class having to manually…

Controlling the Controllables

I recently had the privilege of meeting Professor Gary Hermansson – Sports Psychologist for the NZ Olympic and Commonwealth Games teams since 1998 (that is 10 games). I attended a couple of presentations he conducted and spent a bit of…

9 Benefits of Yoga for Athletes and Non-Athletes Alike

Yoga is a great activity that provides a range of benefits to athletes and non-athletes alike. 1. Enhances Your Flexibility Improved flexibility equals improved range of motion which will give you greater potential for performance. 2. Develops Muscle Strength The…

Beginner Training Marathon & Half Marathon's Sports Medicine/Rehab Triathlon Training

Exercise Associated Muscle Cramp (EAMC)

There are a number of causes of cramp, but the most likely that we as runners, cyclist and swimmers are going to be dealing with is the phenomenon known as Exercise Associated Muscle Cramp (EAMC). There is often assumed to be…

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