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Breakthroughs And Plateaus: For You, And World Record Holders

Breakthroughs And Plateaus: For You, And World Record Holders

One of the best things about any athletic activity is seeing progress. Whatever level of ability you have you can always get better.

Often times progress is not straight-line: your progress varies from a little bit one week, to a whole lot the next week.

NRL vs Super 14: The Differences In The Game And The Players

NRL vs Super 14: The Differences In The Game And The Players

On the surface, rugby union and rugby league appear similar. Same field, same length of time, same core skills, same mode of scoring. All identical.

Yet you get a completely different viewing experience.

Power Generated During Exercise And The Possibility Of Human-Powered Flying Machines

Power Generated During Exercise And The Possibility Of Human-Powered Flying Machines

One of the best measures of athletic performance is power output. Measured in watts, it’s exactly equivalent to the power that lights a bulb or moves a car. Tour de France cyclists run at about 500 watts for hours on end, and can hit output of 1500 watts in short bursts.

Why It’s Faster To Run Than Take The Train In Auckland

Why It’s Faster To Run Than Take The Train In Auckland

There is one good reason why Aucklanders don’t commute by rail. It’s slow. But just how slow is it? To find out, I decided to run against a commuter train over a 7 km distance to see who was fastest.

Why We Can’t All Be Champions: The Meaning Of VO2 Max

Why We Can’t All Be Champions: The Meaning Of VO2 Max

The motto for the Olympic Games is faster, higher, stronger. To really measure abilities of athletes, we should include a new term: better breather.

Eavesdrop on the conversations of endurance athletes and the discussion will be all about VO2 max.

What is VO2 max?

Cardio or Weight Training to Lose Weight?

Cardio or Weight Training to Lose Weight?

Which is the fastest way to lose body fat: doing cardio training or weight training? 

Take Off Your Shoes To Get Stronger And Faster

Take Off Your Shoes To Get Stronger And Faster

In the past I have always chosen my running shoes purely on looks. I know, it’s kind of ridiculous. But I just didn’t buy into the whole concept of having to completely cushion your feet.

Treadmill vs Outdoor Running

Treadmill vs Outdoor Running

There are two types of people in this world: those who run on treadmills, and those who run outside. I’m 32 and I have never run on a treadmill until a month ago when I did a fundraising run with a group of others at my gym.

Running Races On Auckland’s Newest Motorway

Running Races On Auckland’s Newest Motorway

I have never run on a motorway before. Probably because it’s illegal. And dangerous. But a few weeks back I saw a section of motorway that was absolutely perfect for running a 1km sprint.
 

Central City Hill Sprints

Central City Hill Sprints

Do you sometimes question the motives of people who choose to run through the central city rather than in the ‘burbs or around the park? Why would choose to run through an area crowded by people and traffic?

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