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Interview with Kesh Patel, author of ‘Complete Guide to Bodyweight Training’

Complete guide to bodyweight training

We continue our warm-up to the much-anticipated release of the book ‘Complete Guide to Bodyweight Training’ with an interview with the author – Kesh Patel. For the previous instalment read Kesh’s guest article ‘Why train with bodyweight’.   Kesh, for our readers, perhaps you can briefly sketch out your coaching background and how it led you…

5 reasons your running injury won’t go away…

Running injury

Injuries are the scourge of the running community today. Depending on what study you read 50 to 90% of all runners are injured every year and despite all the ‘advances’ in medical science and shoe manufacturing, nothing has made the slightest dent in this trend. So the constant irritation and frustration of injury remains hanging…

FARTLEK step aside! It’s time for RYTMLEK

Cadence

We’re big into our wild and wacky Fartleks in ChampionsEverywhere – these workouts are a staple part of every athlete we trains weekly training during the general practice and conditioning period. First engineered by Swedish coach Gösta Holmér, Fartlek means ‘speedplay’ and is a way to shake yourself out of that metronomic trance that can…

SPECIAL EVENT: Quadrupedal locomotion 2-hour class

‘Attack of the Quadrupeds’  Learn how to go ‘way beyond push-ups’ and build terrific full-body strength and conditioning   The ChampionsEverywhere team are happy to announce we will be running a special ‘Quadrupedal locomotion’ class. Venue and time: Yoga4All  studios in Swords, Co. Dublin on Saturday October 4th from 12:30-14:30 Price €35 per person for…

Why train with bodyweight?

Complete guide to bodyweight training

Introduction From a human motor development perspective, the efficient manipulation of our own bodyweight played a key role in our physical maturation. During this process, the external forces of gravity and ground reaction, alongside the internal forces of muscle contraction and elasticity, influenced the size, structure and function of our bodies. When viewed through an…

ATHLETE UPDATE – JULY AND JUNE

Irene Clark

July and June proved to be both a busy and crazy week for our athletes with many highs and a few lows for runners taking on their races from America to Australia and Europe in between.   2 x 10 (k) We’ll start down-under where Andrew Quirk, an experienced marathoner who ran 2:47 in his…

Our Running Workshops reviewed!

Irene Clark

by Irene Clark Just home after a fab weekend in Wicklow and wanted to thank you both sincerely for a really good weekend.The workshop has evolved into a real “must have” for all runners. In your own words the ‘gold standard’. It has become one of those workshops that you need to do on a…

What pace will trigger glycogen depletion on long runs? (a response)

Peter Snell running

Earlier today a runner wrote me an email: “René, congratulations on you contribution to coaching. I am following Lydiard’s philosophy – 2 years now. I read an article by (ed: Peter) Snell on the long run – he said you need to run the 20 milers at 7 min pace to recruit the 2II fibres after glycogen…

ARTICLE: All about the Achilles (tendon)?

achilles (tendon)

The life of the Greek hero Achilles ended in tragedy and mention of the proverbial “Achilles tendon” tends to invoke more fear than joy when brought up in conversation with modern athletes. Yet, the Achilles tendon is a crucial part of the success in running – at least when it is done properly. Heel-striking and…

OLD SCHOOL Long runs – Now in Dublin and Wicklow

old school long run 1

“Lower aerobic effort, while it may be fine for joggers and fun runners, does not exert the desirable pressures on the cardiac and respiratory systems that an athlete needs.” – Arthur Lydiard, Running with Lydiard Once upon a time long runs where more than mere social affairs. Group runs over legendary courses such as Lydiard’s…