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Training Partners: How To Get Over First Date Jitters

“I hope I’m not too slow…” “I’m not feeling strong enough…” “Will they hold me back?” Meeting up with someone – even a person you know well – to run, ride or paddle together for the first time can be more daunting than a first date. Regular first-dater and multisporter Lisa de Speville, explains how it doesn’t have to be.   There are expectations (will you be compatible training partners) and doubts (around your own […]

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Raising the (Olympic) bar

I often get asked what gym equipment is best to train with… Free weights or machines? And my reply almost always is free weights, and specifically the Olympic bar. It’s a bar with almost limitless options. Some gym machines tend to be big and bulky and difficult to set up correctly. Most machines allow movement in only one direction and offer very limited range of motion, which is not great if you are looking to […]

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