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2021 Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremonies – Did you know?

We’re 124 years into the Modern Olympics since 1896, and we can expect a few changes along the way. The Ancient (original Olympic Games were held from 776 B.C. to 394 A.D, so that’s over 1100 years! (Thanks to the Romans, who abolished it!) When you think about it, back in 776 B.C., they had […]

WMA Masters Predictors and Age-Grade Calculators

Everything you wanted to know about predicting your time in Masters Track! The problem is all these Age-grade calculations are based on current World Records, and we know WR are all based on Outliers. Just think of Kim Collins (or even Justin Gatlin turning 40 next year) running sub 10 seconds! Names like Willie Gault […]

Cluster Set Training for Strength

Click here to read all the articles from Travis Hansen. Cluster sets can be defined as a unique and specialized form of strength training to help elicit higher quality of muscular contractions across each repetition.  Traditionally, an athlete or client would perform continuous amounts of prescribed repetitions across a work set.  For example, if someone […]

Thoughts on the 2021 World Athletics Relays #Silesia21

Some thoughts from the 2021 World Relays: Was the weather a factor? The Mixed 2 x 2 x 400m Relay. REALLY? 4x400m Mixed Relays, Good or Bad? Do you agree on the order of relays for the Women’s Dutch Team? Best runner 3rd? (check the splits below) Why so many horrible exchanges for the 4x200m? […]

Sirtuins: How to Live Past 100 Years Old

What the heck are Sirtuins? Anti-Ageing, or trying to slow down the ageing process, is the holy grail for Masters Athletes. And for most people. Most of us will spend the last 5 years of our lives in disease or sickness. Whether that is at age 60, 70, 80, 90 or even 100 is up […]

My 8 step PLYOMETRIC workout from Beginners to Advanced

My 8 step PLYOMETRIC workout from Beginners to Advanced I truly believe in the elastic component of sprinting, not only strength. I used to SLJ over 10 feet and VJ over 29 inches. I was also very skinny as a kid, so I had good strength to body weight ratio. If you’re going to gain […]