Time on your side

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In this time-pressed society we live in, a targetted resistance workout maximises your opportunities to train. Tammy Curtis tells us how. In an ideal world I’m sure most of us would be out riding daily for hours on end, enjoying the thrill of freedom on two wheels, with training consisting of chasing better Strava PRs.
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Water workout

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Use the wonderful properties of water to work hard while keeping cool. Danielle Halvorsen suggests a mix of resistance, core and cardio work. Illustrations by Karl Hilzinger.  Exercising in water has a number of special benefits: it’s low impact, the water provides resistance, and the buoyancy allows bigger movements through a greater range of motion.
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Snack for wellbeing

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For holistic health, snacks can’t be overlooked as part of our overall nutrition. Amy Crawford tells us how to make the most of our in-between eating. Good diet and nutrition is vital to all kinds of sporting activity, whether it’s bike riding, running or swimming. But for the time-poor or simply lazy, we often catch
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Gain a core advantage

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‘Core strength’ has been a fitness buzzword for a number of decades now – Tammy Curtis clears up the confusion of what it actually means. Do you ever notice some cyclists just make riding look easy? Their pedal stroke is smooth, balanced, almost effortless, they have great acceleration and they barely move their upper body.
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Vélochef review

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Vélochef by Henrik Orre $39.99 Though this cookbook is subtitled “Food for training and competition”, it offers delicious and interesting recipes, perfect for any long ride. Forget packing revolting gels, spend half an hour the night before to make a rice bar (p76) or mix yourself a date and lemon drink (p72). Henrik Orre is
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5 rehab tips to get back in the saddle

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When an injury keeps you sidelined from the hobbies you love, it’s hard not to get impatient and frustrated. Michael Hobbs chats with Cabrini Allied Health Centre’s Kirby Young for his top five rehab tips to get you back on the bike, quicker. In a fast-paced world, a sudden injury can put your life into
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Leg strength workout

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Personal trainer and enthusiastic cyclist Tammy Curtis knows precisely how to power up your legs for maximum performance. If you want to gain an advantage over the peloton, set some new PBs on Strava or pass your mates up a climb like they’re standing still, then listen up! There is one approach that I believe
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Alarm over health care costs

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Lack of physical activity is estimated to be now costing the US health budget $117 billion dollars a year, or about 10 per cent of health care costs. According to the latest US household travel survey data, only 11 per cent of all trips are taken by foot, one per cent by bicycle, and two
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Neck relief

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Don’t let cycling be a pain in the neck. Danielle Halvorsen explains some simple ways to help take care of this part of the body. Photography by Karl Hilzinger.  Whether you are a diehard cyclist or someone who just likes a social ride, at some point in time, you’re likely to experience discomfort in the
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Towards 50/50

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Bicycle Network has moved on equalising participation in bike riding with an initiative specifically for women. Sarah Down reports. At present, only one-in-three of Australia’s bike riders are women. This proportion is even less across Australia’s major mass participation bike riding events like Around the Bay, where women make up only 21% of riders. It’s
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