How To Deal With Road Rash
April 13, 2011
It’s said that you’re not a real cyclist until you’ve had at least 10 crashes. Many stories can be told by our tattooed elbows, hips and knees. I’ve written about the subject of dressing road rash before and I’m proud to say that I’m far from being an expert on this topic. I’m the luckiest …
Do Compression Garments Really Work?
February 10, 2011
I’ve been a fan of compression garments for a couple of years now. Whether or not they actually perform the function that’s declared has always been a lingering question in my mind. Are compression garments as effective as the Power Balance Band? Or will they really improve performance and accelerate muscle repair as claimed? I should state …
Saddle Sores – A Pain In The Arse
February 9, 2011
A few days ago I received an informative and funny post from Rodney Ecclestone, one of the members of the Sydney Uni Velo Club. I routinely spotted this mob lurking around the streets of Adelaide during the Tour Down Under. Aside from LAY-oh-pard and SKY, they had one of the best looking kits out on …
Trust Your Gut
February 7, 2011
What a weekend it was. On Friday evening, parts of Melbourne got a very small taste of what Queensland and other areas of Australia experienced through the massive flooding and cyclone Yasi. I don’t mean to make light of the destruction that other Australians have endured as we only saw of the tail end of …
Q&A With Dr. Andre La Gerche
October 29, 2010
I have to thank Dr La Gerche for writing an excellent post yesterday . It also raised some interesting questions and discussion from some of you readers. Andre took the time to answer and discuss some of the comments and sent them through to me. I thought it warranted a post of it’s own.
Exercise is good for the heart… but is there a limit?
October 27, 2010
There is no doubt that moderate exercise is good for you. Exercise reduces your risk of heart attacks, stroke, diabetes and some cancers. The promotion of exercise as a positive and powerful health intervention has never been more important given the explosive increase that we are seeing in disease states which are related to under-activity …