A look at recovery techniques for the athlete

When dealing with athletic performance there is often a primary focus on training but rest and recovery although often overlooked...

What should a coach really know about his athletes to help improve performance?

Communication is key in any coach – athlete relationship. The coach needs to know valuable information from his / her...

Metrifit’s 5 on Friday

As part of our aim to help share knowledge between coaches and help educate and motivate others we are starting...

Athlete Burnout: Causes and Prevention Strategies

The issue of youth athlete burnout is one that has been addressed on many occasions and a topic that we...

Co-ordinated approach is best to decide when an athlete can return to perform

One of the most frustrating parts of being an athlete is when injury or illness strikes at the most inopportune...

Challenges to Effective Athlete Monitoring are Easily Overcome

This article first appeared in the SimpliFaster blog. Achieving success in sport, particularly at the elite level, is a complex...

Understanding your body rhythm will help training and performance

When elite athletes are preparing for competition, they don’t leave anything to chance. All factors are taken into account in...

The importance of proper breathing during exercise

We have looked at many components that make up a successful training programme with the ultimate aim of achieving success...

Fuel your body to reach peak performance level

No matter how well an athlete is prepared in terms of their training regime, they will never be able to...

You Can’t Coach Speed… Right?

For young basketball players, an old coaching adage says “you can’t coach height”, while for sprinters, wide receivers or base...

The Sky is the Limit – Altitude Training

Over the past number of weeks we have looked at some of the most contemporary Sport Science topics in today’s...

Athlete Recovery Part 2: Ice Baths – Do they actually work?

One of the most controversial and talked-about issues in modern sport science is undoubtedly the idea of ice-baths in athlete...

Sports drinks, energy bars and gels – Just how useful and effective are they?

Sports Drinks have been around for a lot longer than most people would think. In fact Gatorade was developed in...

The Greatest Show on Earth!

It has been labelled “the greatest show on earth”, with the best football players on the planet coming together every...

How That Little Voice In Your Head Limits Endurance Performance

What makes a top endurance athlete quit?  Not quit the sport, but quit during a competition.  Every runner, swimmer, or...

Nutrition for Athletes

Top level athletes and players train and compete multiple times per week, and even sometimes per day. For this, the...

Resting Heart Rate (RHR) – How important can it be?

  Sport Scientists, physiologists, fitness coaches, strength and conditioning professionals are all employed to try and assess and improve athlete’s...

Why should I log?

Success is no accident.  It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you...

Using Training Diaries For Peak Performance

Using Training Diaries For Peak Performance

What happened out there? You thought you were ready. You thought your training went well last week. You thought your...