Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Importance of Hydration & Electrolytes

Maintaining a good fluid balance in the body is important since water is used in numerous metabolic processes including energy production, electrolyte balance, temperature regulation and detoxification pathways. It’s also essential for cognitive function. Water stored in the body is categorised as two different fluid compartments; “intracellular” (fluid inside the cells) and “extracellular” e.g. blood […]

Why is recovery so important for performance, and how can we manage it?

Training doesn’t make us fit, the adaptations from training stress; the increased muscular endurance, improved cardiovascular ability and all physiological adaptations that occur in response to training is what makes us fit. That means that in order to become fitter, we must recover from training. Sure, we need periods of stress on the body to […]

Why is core exercise so important?

While most of us are probably familiar with the concept of core exercise and many already include some core training into their routines, knowing exactly why we do it and the importance of a strong core, can help us train it more effectively. What is the core? While Abs are core muscles, not all core […]