Category Archives: Coaching

How you can best use Carbohydrate Loading to prepare for an endurance event.

Glycogen is one of the body’s main sources of energy and carbohydrates, which is stored in your muscles and liver. Over the years, the importance of ‘carbo-loading’ has increased and although it will not make you run faster, it will allow you to minimise your risk of ‘hitting the wall’.  When would you need to […]

Recovery Methods 

Recovery Methods  Recovery is a crucial element of your exercise routine that must be taken seriously. A well planned recovery programme allows your body to repair effectively and efficiently, replenish your energy stores and get you back to training as soon as possible. Take a read of our ReallyGood:Tips on how to maximise your recovery […]

Why water really is S​O ​important before training.

Water plays a highly important role within the body, whether you are exercising or not. However, the need of water within your body is elevated as soon as any additional activity and demand is placed on your body, such as exercise. Water has multiple roles within the body, more so than just quenching your thirst. […]

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 […]