Exercise Physiology

Interval training for runners

Any run over five minutes is highly reliant on the aerobic system. Therefore regular aerobic runs (commonly known as ‘tempo runs’) during the week and the long slow weekend run are critical for improving performance.  However these runs won’t develop your muscular strength or speed and can become very monotonous. For this reason interval sessions […]

The Importance of Specific Training to Improving Running Performance

By David Halpin As most would know from back at school biology class, the body is like a machine which requires energy to run it. Running at different speeds involves a greater proportion of specific energy systems. If specific training is carried out, the specific energy system will be improved. The energy systems can be […]

The Role of Pacing in the Management of Long-Term Pain

Research shows that certain parts of the nervous system control how you feel pain by acting like the volume control on a stereo. Many factors can turn the ‘pain volume’ up or down, which influences the pain you feel. If you have long-term pain, your pain volume can be turned up too high for too […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a severe, complex, acquired illness with numerous symptoms related mainly to the dysfunction of the brain, gastro-intestinal, immune, endocrine and cardiac systems. As many as 180,000 Australians are directly affected by ME/CFS. CFS Signs and Symptoms  CFS is characterised by an overwhelming physical and mental exhaustion, unlike the […]

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