We recently put a story up highlighting that a motorist overtaking a cyclist at speed within 3 feet is the equivalent of standing between the yellow line and a passing train on a station platform. This, coupled with some rather choice overtakes made whilst we were recently up in Scotland cycling really hit home just how vulnerable we can be whilst out on the bike. It’s so important that motorists and cyclists remember, we share the same piece of real estate and whilst some motorists may think that cyclists aren’t close enough to the kerb, we may well be avoiding...
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Whilst there is much debate about the negative affects of caffeine consumption these are largely in people that consume far too much of it or have things such as high blood pressure and should avoid too much caffeine. Research has shown that healthy adults can consume 400mg of caffeine per day (around 4 cups of coffee or 2 energy drinks) and the benefits of caffeine are huge, particularly when it comes to concentration and our performance! ☕️ Improve memory☕️ Decrease fatigue☕️ Improve mental functioning including improvements in short term memory☕️ Speed up reaction times And drinking coffee in particular has...
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This one is heavy but bear with us 🧠 as it gives some real food for thought, particularly when it comes to learning a new sport, skill or movement within your existing sport. Skill Acquisition is the science that underpins movement learning and execution (more commonly termed motor learning and control) and, broadly speaking there are two skill acquisition options. Session-focussed improvement: where you or your coach will work through a session that has high reproducibility within it (competing the same movement over and over for rapid learning.) This type of learning can feel much easier as your brain isn’t...
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Despite its relative ease, cardio is so often one of the most over complicated elements when it comes to fitness - possibly because it’s many people’s least favourite fitness pastime. So, when it comes to cardio what is best and when is best? In truth, any form of cardio performed at any time of day is best but there are of course things to consider. First, there are different types of cardio which we’ve covered in previous posts but let’s recap. LISS: Low-Intensity Steady-State cardio is a form of cardio in which you do aerobic activity at a low-to-moderate activity....
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We think it’s fair to say that in the past, physical exercise - particularly for those not necessarily interested in it has been deemed to be more vanity than anything else and whilst we couldn’t disagree more with this statement having competed in all manner of sports from rugby, weightlifting, marathons, Ironman Triathlons, CrossFit and pretty much everything in between, all in a pursuit to see what our body is physically and mentally capable of. 2020 and the start of 2021 have got us thinking, is it time to flip the script on what exercise and fitness mean to you?...
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