Category Archives: Coaching

2018 RG Active Mallorca Cycling Training Camp

“Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring” – Desmond Tutu There is no doubting the idyllic island of Majorca is one of the best places for any […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The importance of open water swim training before your race

Getting into open water early in the season is a benefit to any triathlete, regardless of ability. Since this is where we’ll be doing most of our racing, it makes sense to put those winter training lengths to effective use and continue the work in the open water. Many experienced athletes look forward to this […]

Diet Tracking; how to track your food and why you should be doing it

Triathletes are excellent when it comes to their love of technology and its implementation in to training. We like tracking our training, seeing those numbers, hours of training on a screen and for some the joy of analysing the power and speed data, looking at where we can be making improvements. We should all be […]

Should we stretch before exercise?

In recent years stretching has become quite a controversial topic within the endurance community with many challenging its place as part of a warm up routine. Traditionally the logic has been that stretching when used in a warm up made our muscles more pliable, and readied them for exercise making them work better and reducing […]

5 Ways being more active can improve workplace productivity and more…

Are you looking for something sporty for your staff, colleagues or business? Have you considered entering a triathlon, cycling challenge or running event? More and more companies are looking to sport as way of team building, motivating and energising their employees and this blog post explains a little more about why you should at least […]