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How to Train Aerobically by Implementing a Run Walk Strategy

Training for your first Ironman isn’t easy, especially if life is busy.  Learning to train effectively and avoid some of the most common pitfalls can make a huge difference. Some of the best advice we can give you is learning how to train within the right training zones and heart rate zones so that you build a strong capacity for …

Best Fundamental Tips for your First Ironman

Training for your first Ironman isn’t easy, especially if life is busy.  Learning to train effectively and avoid some of the most common pitfalls can make a huge difference. Some of the best advice we can give you is learning how to train within the right training zones and heart rate zones so that you build a strong capacity for …

Coach Nadene’s Story

I had always played various sports as I was growing up but after school that fell by the wayside as work and travel took over. As the years went by group fitness became a bigger part of my life and 15 years ago I became a qualified group fitness instructor teaching a range of fitness programs. I am also now …

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How thinner cycling shoes can improve your performance

The thickness of your cycling shoe should be an important consideration when you select your next pair for riding your bike. Many clients during a retul bike fit have limited flexibility and this creates restriction when their knee approaches their chest at the top of the pedal stroke.

Why you need an online triathlon coach that understands data analysis

Many online triathlon coaches will analyse data and provide feedback on the average numbers that appear on their trainingpeaks portal. But how many online triathlon coaches truly understand what the information means and more importantly – how many can use it to help you improve your training quality, training behaviour and your race results?

The importance of hip mobility for your bike fit position

Hip stability and maintaining a fluid range of motion around the hip region are important to maximize power production when cycling and to prevent cycling based injuries. A bike fit position that is too aggressive or a saddle that does not allow the correct pelvic orientation may result in significant losses of power production that inhibit performance and create discomfort or injury.

How to Reduce Lower Back and Neck Discomfort when Cycling

The most common reason that we see retul bike fit clients is due to lower back pain or upper neck pain discomfort when cycling. There may be many underlying causes for the discomfort but most can be alleviated or resolved completely if you can achieve a bike position with a relatively neutral spinal position. This is most commonly achieved through selecting the right saddle.

How to ride lower and longer with the right saddle

We commonly see bike fit clients that struggle to fit on standard geometry frames because their current bike position has them riding with a significant number of spacers and a stem with a positive angle. For many clients, the reason that they need to sit so upright on a bike has nothing to do with the frame – it’s due to their saddle selection.