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Stretching, truths and myths!

Stretching, truths and myths! We have all been told that flexibility is important, from being able to touch your toes to getting into that near-impossible...

HealthZone Medical: Exercise is Medicine

Exercise is a powerful medicine! Regular exercise is associated with: Improved mental health Improved cognitive function Improved cardiovascular health Enhanced immune function Improved blood pressure...

Have you got heel pain?

Plantar fascia pain Aka ‘Runners heel' The plantarfascia is the layer of tissue between the skin and the muscles on the sole of the feet....

Do you want to jump higher? Here’s how.

Do you want to jump higher? Would a little more speed off the mark help your game? There are some things you shouldn’t compromise on...

Exercise Efficiency. Get in. Get out. Get it done!

We all lead busy lives and when we are time pressured it’s very easy to put your own exercise needs on the back burner. As...

6 steps to a leaner, meaner body

Here are my top tips to help you get and stay, in tip top shape! 1. Eat MASSIVE amounts of veggies I personally eat 5-6 handfuls...

Athlete Blog: Tracey Lambrechs – Nationals and World Championship countdown

On the 4th of October I competed at the New Zealand Nationals in Wellington and won the Women’s 75kg+ category! NorthSport Olympic Weightlifting, one of...

Sarah Cowley-Ross: Use your breath!

Our breath is our life force. During exercise our breath can help us go past what we thought was possible. When we put our...

Learning About Movement: The Squat

Previously I’ve introduced the concept of fundamental movement skills as a critical cog in the athlete development wheel. The requirements of physical sports performance are unpinned...

Sarah Cowley-Ross: Wonderful Water

With the excitement of the opening of the new Sir Owen G. Glenn National Aquatic Centre I though it was only appropriate to talk...

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It’s well-known that sex differences between men and woman exist. Differences that affect your physiology. But what’s not so well known is how these differences...

Lessons from A Silver Fern

Guest Contribution: Anna Harrison - New Zealand Netballer. Another big year of Northern Mystics and New Zealand Silver Fern Netball commitments has come to an...

Stop yelling from the sideline to go harder, and start teaching...

Have you ever had an athlete pull out of a maximal fitness test claiming they’re done, when clearly it’s just not the case? Have...

Youth Sport: How Much Is Too Much?

How do you know how much sport is too much? How do you know that all the training you’re doing isn’t doing more harm than...

Simplified Nutrition: Tips to Optimise Your Diet

“The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation”. You see it in the maths classroom – first addition, then multiplication,...

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