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October 8, 2019

“A Day in the Life of a Soigneur”

Soigneur’s (from the French ‘one who provides care’), colloquially known as ‘Swannies’ play a vital role in the running of professional cycling teams. Two years ago, I had never even heard the term, let alone imagined myself in the role...

October 1, 2019

Why EP?

Exercise Physiology offered a versatile opportunity to help people of which each has their challenges, and that is what drew my attention. 

A placement involving cancer is what sparked my passion in oncology and drove me to sacrifice financial gain so that I...

May 22, 2019

If there were a way to put exercise in a pill, it would not only be the most widely prescribed medication on the planet, but best of all: it would be FREE!

Exercise plays an important role in the prevention of all chronic disease and “no single intervention has greater...

April 2, 2019

What is progressive overload?

Over time, adding a greater stimulus than previously used to a specific skill or task.

This basic principle of skill training can be applied to all aspects of learning;

  • Physically

    • Example; Building bigger muscles in the gym

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March 12, 2019

First off, it is important to state that all the information presented below is my opinion.

Taking into account that my opinion is guided by university education, personal research and practical experience within the field it is still an opinion, and should not be taken...

March 2, 2019

How do YOU ‘Warm-Up’ for your sessions? Be that, on the field/park/court?

Long gone are the days (hopefully) of the classic two laps around the oval and static stretching before getting into training. With the intensity and demands of modern sport increasing rapidly ove...

February 19, 2019

“It’s been almost 2 years since I have been able to run anything of significance at my own level. A series of injuries, started a downhill spiral in March 2017. It’s been a real battle, the pain levels when trying to get back have been too high, the poor discipline to...

February 12, 2019

How time flies.

I remember going for a run, on the 11th of November, it was 16 degrees and my goal was to complete an almost 3 km loop without stopping. This was approximately 4 and a half months after my surgery, and while I felt sore and tired afterward the run which...

October 29, 2018

I am very pleased to say that my rehab has progressed significantly since the last instalment.

I feel like I am not doing our industry justice in saying it, but it feels amazing to be back doing “real exercise”. I am not understating the importance of the early phase bu...

September 12, 2018

Hi, my name is Robyn Green and I am a 46 year old mum of 3. I live in Ferntree Gully and work as a nurse at Knox Private Hospital. I had a crazy idea in my head that for my 40th birthday I was going to do a ½ Ironman. I come from a recreational running background but h...

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