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What it takes to succeed at BMX

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Tips from a world champion Seven-time BMX and mountain-biking world champion, Caroline Buchanan emphasises that strength is among the most important elements required by athletes wanting to succeed in her two chosen cycling disciplines. The 26-year-old Aussie star—who is a two-time Olympian, having represented Australia at the London and Rio Games—was recently kind enough to […]

How to set up your own at-home Spin class

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Driving beats and motivating instructors are two of the biggest reason Spin classes are so popular. So much so, that you often have to pay extra in addition to your gym membership and book a bike seat in advance. However, you can set up your own Spin class in the comfort of your own home. […]

Could exercise be the key to beating your addiction?

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Whether you’re a compulsive gambler, chain smoker, hooked on drugs or alcohol, recent studies have concluded exercise could be the key to beating your addiction. Not only is exercise vital for keeping your mind and body agile, but it’s been discovered that working out a few times a week can radically alter the serotonin and […]

Ashleigh Gentle: Train for everything

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The Gold Coast native was a standout junior who won the world championship level in 2010.  Ashleigh Gentle talked to Inside Sport on how the best triathletes train harder on the weaker disciplines from an early age, and how swimming training is the hardest to prepare for. “As triathlon is an Olympic sport, we work […]

Essential gear for new cyclist

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Congratulations on your decision to take up cycling. It’s an awesome way to experience the great outdoors, shape up and improve your fitness levels. Cycling can be a costly pursuit to take up initially, but once you have all the essential gear, then it costs you nothing – aside from the occasional repair or bicycle […]

Learn to recover like professional cyclists

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Whether you are training for the long distance cycling charity event, exploring Australia by bike on a cycling holiday or extreme mountain biking, your recovery is just as vital as your training. Overlooking the correct recovery techniques or neglecting to allow recovery time could result in serious injury that may see you sidelined. Stretch it […]

The right technique for maximum pedal power!

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It might seem as simple as just going around and around but master the correct technique of the pedal stroke can help save energy and reduce your risk of injury. Check Your Alignment Ensure that your knee, hip and ankle are  aligned directly above each pedal; think of your legs as pistons pumping up and […]