Smoothies – By Jayde Richardson

Being constantly on the go between work and training I find it can be a challenge keeping on top of preparing healthy meals and snacks. Smoothies are one of favourite go-to recovery meals for this very reason! These recipes contain a mixture of good fats, protein and carbohydrates (and feed my sweet tooth too! 😊) I make the below smoothies in my ‘nutribullet’ but a regular blender would work just fine also 🙂   Raspberry & avocado smoothie: 1 cup frozen raspberries 1 small avocado 1 cup [...]

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Apply now to be a Catfish Athlete 2017/18

We are looking for our next round of athletes to join the Catfish team. Think you’ve got what it takes? Catfish athletes are chosen based on their performances, character and the ability to influence others to wear our brand. Must be 16 years or older to apply. We cant wait to read your applications 🙂 Apply Here : http://bit.ly/2s0wA7C Applications close 23rd of July 2017 The Catfish Team

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Time to redefine how you interact with pain by Monica Liston

Here are my top four tips to managing pain during a race   Back to basics The hype of race day and seeing all your hard work paying off can often lead to distraction from the race plan. So, when you start to feel pain, stay calm and take yourself back to basics: – Have you had enough nutrition? – Are you well hydrated? – Do you need pain killers (no need to be a martyr in a race situation).   Beware: Unhelpful thinking styles Get to know [...]

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Swimming Strength Training Considerations – by Nicolai Morris

Swimming Strength Training Considerations Swimming has long accepted dry land as part of a regular training schedule, but more often than not it is based purely on body weight training. Whilst body weight training is still great, swimmers should also incorporate strength training to get the best out of their performance. Strength training can improve muscular balance, coordination and proprioception as well as decreasing injury risk through more resilient joints and muscles. It also can develop power, stability and explosiveness to [...]

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Road to Kona – By Ella Davies

Road to Kona With only 4 months to go I am well and truly in the training routine towards Kona. This happens to be my first experience being coached online under Z-Coaching, Jurgen Zack. This decision came about after I trained with Z-Coaching in Phuket Thailand in 2016. After only 10 days training I really felt like I was apart of the Thai Triathlon family, I was totally inspired by the athleticism and every session was quality training. As a [...]

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Baked Zucchini Fries with Yoghurt Aioli

Baked Zucchini Fries with Yoghurt Aioli Are you after a healthy snack, something to impress your friends with or just a side dish for dinner? Try these healthy and easy baked Zucchini fries and a simple Yoghurt Aioli to compliment them.   Ingredients (serves 2): Zucchini Fries: 2 medium zucchini ¾ cup (75g) panko bread crumbs ¼ cup (20g) parmesan cheese ½ tbsp. Italian herbs salt and ground black pepper, to taste 2 eggs, beaten Yoghurt Aioli: 200g low-fat plain yoghurt 1-2 garlic cloves, crushed lemon juice, to taste salt, to taste Method: 1. Preheat [...]

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Skipping is one of the best land warm ups for swimming

Skipping is one of the best land warm ups for swimming Cost effective- What other piece of exercise equipment is less than $20 and you can use it forever, much cheaper than a gym membership Can do it anywhere- You do not need a special area to skip, it can be done anywhere with a flat surface Can fit or be stored pretty much everywhere- I keep mine in my swim bag for my land training but because it is so small [...]

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5 Yoga poses to wind down

5 Yoga poses to wind down Have you ever thought of doing Yoga to wind down your day? Well here are 5 yoga poses to help you do this. Supported bridge Start by lying on your back. Pull the knees up into the chest and slowly rock side-to-side, massaging out through the lower back. Release the knees, placing the feet on the floor at hip width. Pull the heels back in towards your buttocks – you should be able to touch the backs of [...]

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