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About Fitness Buddy

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    Transitions Legend!
  • Birthday 28/02/1981

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    My own backyard
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    Running, Cycling, Triathlon, Functional Strength Training and Sports Specific Conditioning, Cooking, Staying active

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  • Year of first Tri race?
    2005

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  1. Fitness Buddy

    What training did you do today?

    Just completed Tread for Suicide Prevention. Did 30min block used as hard training session 9km.
  2. Fitness Buddy

    What training did you do today?

    Deadlifted 100kg 3 sets x 4. At work with have 1 hour gaps where one trainer trains the other trainer. This allows us to develop our ability to read and adjust loading. So Nathan today pushed my boundaries a bit.
  3. Fitness Buddy

    Any benefit from strength work/lifting

    Stability is strength as you require strength to be stable. Don't confuse yourself with all the stuff. Just get good at the following Squat, bend, lunge, push, pull and twist and you will benefit. In regards to lunging and causing knee pain I would believe how you lunge would be the reason. Quad dominant lunge stresses the knee where as a glute dominant doesn't. Front lunge quad dominant as in deceleration and a reverse lunge is glute dominate acceleration. Queue the backlash
  4. Fitness Buddy

    Any benefit from strength work/lifting

    Tipping those guys be using weight belts, maybe using some form of stimulant or other substance. Only completing half a movement mainly the concentric element as the eccentric part is the real part of the exercise.
  5. Fitness Buddy

    Any benefit from strength work/lifting

    What the heavy weight training gives endurance athletes that the lighter, circuit-type routines do not is a much stronger emphasis on joint integrity. When performed correctly, lifting heavy can almost be viewed as being protective. When you load the muscle tissue and joints with heavy weight, something called bone osteoblasts occurs. This process strengthens tendons, ligaments and collagen, making them more resilient. Lifting heavy will also increase bone density, protecting against the breaks and stress fractures which are common problems for many endurance athletes. Lifting heavy will also increase production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), the protein related to producing new brain cells that improve cognitive function. Sourced from stack.com
  6. Fitness Buddy

    Any benefit from strength work/lifting

    The single leg stuff is great but is it strength work or stability strength you are working on. The single leg stuff is accessory to real strength stuff. Heavy Squats, and Deadlifts if your trainer has been doing his job they would have had your movement pattern sorted so you can do this. Multi directional lunges are a neccesity for linear moving athletes to break out of the continual straight ahead movmements associated with running and cycling, this builds better hip control, adductor strength. The single leg stuff needs to done correctly as well. Single leg Squat - so if you are doing like the sitting one you are doing it wrong.
  7. Fitness Buddy

    Any benefit from strength work/lifting

    The last part is spot on. The amount of people who stop and walk during races yet see it as evil during training. It does provided a mental refresh.
  8. Fitness Buddy

    What training did you do today?

    5km PB off 90min trainer session.
  9. Fitness Buddy

    Best AG IM coaches - QLD or Online

    Brett Sutton 😁😁😁😁😁
  10. Fitness Buddy

    Any benefit from strength work/lifting

    Mark Allen big advocate Dave Scott a big advocate Chrissie Wellington a big advocate - from 6:18. Her previous coach didnt like it but when she moved to another coach it improved her running especially
  11. Fitness Buddy

    Any benefit from strength work/lifting

    Some maybe. But what I gave you is best bet
  12. Fitness Buddy

    What racing flats are the kool kids in?

    Kinvaras are good
  13. Fitness Buddy

    Major fault in 100 runs in 100 days

    If i do a 5km run off the bike it is not 20mins. If i do 4-8x30secs flat out for speed work it is not 20mins of running. I generally do this as part of a gym session. Various other ways i do it as well. 400, 800, 1km or mile reps. Sometimes we tend to do too many reps of these and lose the essence of session in developing anaerobic system. They need to be fast.
  14. Fitness Buddy

    Crossfit claiming to cure diseases

    The first part of this is quite alarming.
  15. Fitness Buddy

    Major fault in 100 runs in 100 days

    I am on day 152 if anyone wants to know. Which includes double run days 3 times a week Depending on run some are not 20mins as they are purely fast stuff
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