The importance of controlling lateral movement for sport

In our previous strength based blog we looked at how you can structure your workout to incorporate flexibility, strength and skill work. A strong athlete isn’t one who just has strong muscles, but also the skill to use them efficiently to do whatever movements their sport requires. The more specialist the movement or sport, the […]

Do We Need to Count Calories to Lose Weight?

Let’s face it counting calories is a bit of a pain in the butt. On the surface, it can seem time consuming; endless searching on the back of packets that you buy, looking up items online and weighing all the ingredients you cook with and adding them up. On top of that there’s also the […]

Basic mobility assessment and how you can use it to plan your training

Strength and conditioning sessions are a vital part of any complete training routine. They allow an athlete to improve core strength, work on better movement skill and add to muscular strength and endurance. However, exercises should always be planned around your own ability. One factor affecting exercise ability is mobility, in short how much controlled […]

What Are the Benefits of Warming Up?

When we’re trying to juggle training with everything else in our lives, it can often feel like we have to squeeze as much out of the time we have. As a result, it’s easy to forgo a proper warm up. Some of you might not even do a warm up anyway, regardless of time. Firstly, […]

How to take on the AJ Bell London Triathlon

The London Triathlon is of the most iconic triathlons in the world and the largest in the country with over 13,000 participants each year. Large events like this attract athletes of all abilities from beginners right up to professionals, it’s very popular with first timers, with nearly 50 % of the field made up from […]

Choosing a triathlon wetsuit

Of all the kit we need to buy when starting out in triathlon, a wetsuit can be one of the more confusing. For those new to the sport, it’s not always obvious what makes a triathlon wetsuit specific to the requirements of swimming, and what to look out for when shopping for one. At RGActive […]

How to plan your strength training

With so much equipment to choose from when we go to the gym, it can be hard to know what we should be doing to get the most from our strength and conditioning sessions. When trying to juggle training for three sports as well as a work and family life, strength training can often get […]

What are micronutrients and why are they so important?

In our last blog we learned our the three main macronutrients; protein, fats and carbohydrates. This time we’re going to look at micronutrients, their role within the body and importance for daily health as well as sports performance and what foods we should be focusing on in order to get what we need. But firstly, […]

Considerations when choosing a trisuit

Triathlon apparel has come a long way since the 80’s with people sporting speedos and crop-tops (and that was just the men). With the growth of triathlon as a more mainstream sport, an increasing number of manufactures are getting into the multisport market bringing innovation and pushing the technology of kit design. This now means […]

How to take on the Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon

Set in the beautiful private grounds of the palace, this is one of the country’s most iconic races and definitely one everyone should tick off their list. Idyllic lake swim and closed road course makes this a great race for new comers to the sport looking to take on a challenge. But don’t let that […]