Exercise Physiology


COVID-19 & Exercise

During this time of stress and unknown it is natural to want to lock yourself up, have takeaway food delivered and binge on Netflix all day. However, it’s critical that we try maintain our daily structure during these challenging coming months as best as possible by sticking to our normal structure of eating and activity. […]

Training in the Pre-Season

The off season is about resting the body and mind after the last season, so you are ready to go again next season. However, the challenging part is finding a balance between recovery and not losing all of your hard work from the previous season. If you spend the entire off season on the couch, […]

Simple Biomechanical Tips for Running

Running is a natural movement that we all can do; however, often we simply transition from walking to running, and then gradually increase the distance and speed. Research indicates over 70% of recreational and elite runners sustain overuse injuries during any 12 month period, so perhaps running is not as natural as we would like […]

Rest & Recovery

We all know that rest is important for the body to recover, but what does recovery actually mean and how often and how much is necessary? You need to overload the body through training to stimulate the body to improve your muscular strength and endurance. However, continuing to load the body without adequate rest will […]

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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