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Sprint Sessions Starting Soon

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Sprint Sessions- if you want to get more out of your sprinting ability this is it. Lessons taught by Australia Criterium Champion Anthony Giacoppo and involve targeted practice around out of the saddle sprinting and repeated acceleration work. Great for group riding power and criterium speed Sessions commence the week of the 28th September and [...] [...]

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Know that you are strong enough

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Don’t give up and don’t stop leaving – Rowena Scott Its two months today that a group of people from Perth will take part in the first ride in the campaign to stop domestic violence against women and children. One person who is taking part in the ride and has been involved in the organisation [...] [...]

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Cycling from the core

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What is meant by “core” and why is it important in cycling? In addition to the abdominal muscles the ‘core’ group includes muscles deep within the torso, from the pelvis up to the neck and shoulders. Strong abdominal muscles are fundamental to your fitness, performance and overall health and in cycling. All of the muscles [...] [...]

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Scared of the drops?

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Riding in the drops One of the areas of bike handling where beginner and intermediate riders often struggle with, is riding in the drops when descending or sprinting. One of the key impediments to women being comfortable in the drops is often small hands combined with bar measurements not appropriate for women. Firstly, people may [...] [...]

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Vo2 max testing and training: What is it?

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Vo2 max testing measures the maximal amount of oxygen consumed by an individual when exercising. Exercising can be running, swimming, cycling, rowing and any other cardiovascular activity. Vo2 max testing aims to outline the maximum amount of metabolism achievable by a human, and even in animals. Measuring Vo2 max involves analysis of the oxygen and [...] [...]

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White Ribbon Challenge 2015

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Riding to prevent domestic violence The White Ribbon Challenge 2015 is a bike ride that will start and finish in the Perth CBD. The ride aims to raise awareness and raise funds in the campaign to stop domestic violence against women and children. The ride is organised by Niche Women’s Training and Hall Cycle Training. [...] [...]

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Running and Swimming training: Adaptation for the Elite

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Running, Swimming and Vo2 max training: A Paradigm for Elite Athletes “What works for athletes and elite athletes may not be the same thing” Elite Athletes & Elite performance: “There is reason to believe that submaximal training will not improve endurance performance once an athlete has reached a VO2max above 60 ml/kg/min. Londree (1997) completed [...] [...]

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The Crash #3 The aftermath

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We crashed? What next? Part three deals with the aftermath and how we come to deal with the emotional and physical consequences of recovering from an accident on our bike. We all deal with these fears and emotions differently. Some are reluctant to get back out there and push the pedals in anger in a [...] [...]

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All part of the experience of the Mtb!

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Mountain biking and all that it offers  Sabine Bird at the Dwellingup 100 Sabine Bird will take part in the annual Cape to Cape Mtb race in October as part of the Liv Giant riding team. Yesterday she competed in the Dwellingup 100 and although had a bruising and physically and mentally challenging race, was [...] [...]

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Testing YOUR Power Meter

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There is up to 15% difference in output across different models of power meters. So how do you know when testing your fitness your results are accurate? We can help…. Exercise Institute offers independent testing of your power meter to ensure you are accurately measuring what you want to measure, your fitness! The importance of [...] [...]

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