Drug Testing

Apr 28, 12 Drug Testing

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It’s time to drop the hammer.  Part of being an elite athlete involves the occasional drug test.  This is a good thing as we should expect our competition is a level playing field.  Unfortunately, not all national sporting bodies have as stringent testing protocols as we do in Australia and we have no real way of knowing if...

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High Intensity Interval Training

Apr 23, 12 High Intensity Interval Training

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It’s time to drop the hammer.  All else being equal I value intensity over duration and quality over quantity. There are occasions where, in training, both intensity and duration can co-exist, but usually at some point one must take precedent over the other.  For elite athletes periodisation and the demands of a specific...

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UFC 145

Apr 20, 12 UFC 145

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It’s time to drop the hammer!  You may be uninitiated in the ways of mixed martial arts or, perhaps, your sensibilities may be offended by the very nature of the sport, but this Sunday is a very exciting day on my calendar.  UFC 145 will take place in Atlanta, USA (their Saturday night) and the match-up between current UFC...

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Lab Testing

Apr 18, 12 Lab Testing

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It’s time to drop the hammer!  Yesterday we had testing in the lab to determine our current fitness levels and how we’ve pulled up since trials.  The step test involves 7 four minute blocks with a minute rest between each.  The first four minute step is very easy (the equivalent of walking intensity) and each step is...

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GreenEdge

Apr 12, 12 GreenEdge

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It’s time to drop the hammer!  Cycling and Mixed Martial Arts are two sports I’m an unashamed fan of.  Both sports require mental and physical attributes that I value very highly.  To put it in context, at the Beijing Olympics I was far more interested to have a chat with Cadel Evans than I was to see Roger Federer,...

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