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Periodization part 2: The build phase

Following on from our last blog on Periodization, here is part 2: The build phase. After around 12 weeks of base training, the time has now come to move to the build phase. The key difference between the base phase and the build phase is that in the build phase you are looking for race specific training sessions. I like to call it ‘specificy’. This is when we train like we are racing. This phase involves workouts to improve muscular endurance; the intensity is increased while focussing on sustained efforts at or above race pace. During this phase you would..  - Read More

Periodization in simple terms

Periodization?... Peri what?   Over the next few blogs I will try and break down the term periodization in simple terms. I will break down the phases and at the same time try and give some tips to nailing successful training blocks and ultimately the season. Talking to not only the athletes I coach, but for those who know me. I am always happy to share information and have a chat. Most of the time I share “too much information” I get told! What I notice is that there seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding periodization. Even amongst..  - Read More

How MET helps you lose weight or improve athletic performance

Whether you’re an athlete looking for an endurance or performance edge, or someone who has spent years unsuccessfully trying to shift stubborn kilos; Metabolic Efficiency Testing (MET) is a simple and effective process that uses science to help you reach your goals. The MET explained Metabolic Efficiency Testing (MET) includes Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) and/or VO2 max and submaximal exercise testing. Simply put, RMR helps to determine how many calories you burn at rest (i.e. how many calories your body needs just to stay alive), while VO2 max reveals how many calories you burn at different exercise intensities/heart rates, and..  - Read More

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