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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...

Reduce injuries by focusing on what matters most

Old school thinking says that, to make the top, athletes must do two things: work hard and train more than everyone else. One of those...

How to survive exercising in winter

Winter is not the time to hibernate from the gym. It’s a chance to try new classes, sign up for a winter event to...

What to feed children after exercise

What children eat and drink after they exercise can make a big difference when it comes to how well their bodies are able to...

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Asking good questions is an excellent way to assess your performance and become more in tune with what to focus on to get better. At...

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What does the word ‘competition’ bring to mind? Is all competition a good thing? How do you distinguish between helpful competition and that which...

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...

Scrambled Legs running challenge

  You may remember last year, Tommo (X10 trainer) undertook a crazy running challenge. He added one kilometre to his tally each week, so by...

The Menstrual Cycle and How It Affects the Female Athlete

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...

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