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Kate Palethorpe

Exercise your Brain

                    Worked your way through Netflix's back catalogue and looking for something more satisfying to exercise your brain?? Look no further than this selection of podcasts from the team at Radiolab that explore some fascinating health and sport related topics.  Guaranteed to get you through at least another week of these lockdowns! The Unslicening Did you know that women tend to get autoimmune disease more than men? Three scientists dive back in time and into our genome to try to find out why. Gonads: Dutee In 2014, India’s Dutee Chand was a...

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Kate Palethorpe
Descending with confidence

Descending with confidence

Eyeing off that spectacular mountain climb you’ve wanted to conquer but more nervous about getting down than up?!  We get it.  Descending can be a nail biting experience and often, more difficult than grinding your way up the climb itself.  Here are our top tips to ensure you’re always descending safely AND with a smile! Position, position, position Having a low centre of gravity when you descend increases your stability and gives you better traction (and therefore control) on the road surface. So, make sure you get low on the bike including hands in the drops rather than on the...

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Kate Palethorpe

Fondo Athlete: Melissa Mackenzie

  Road and mountain biker from Melbourne, Australia Follow Mel   Tell us your cycling story? I’ve been riding for about 2.5 years now. I’d been doing a lot of running and decided I wanted to try something different so I brought a bike and signed up to do a half ironman; with absolutely no idea what I was doing. The bike leg turned out to be my favourite and after some encouragement from my local bike shop, I joined a club, got a race licence and went along to a couple of crits. At the time I had no...

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Kate Palethorpe
FUEL FOR TRAINING

FUEL FOR TRAINING

Fuel for Training is practical advice on how to meet the nutritional needs of your body while exercising. Learn from Dr Jill Lecky the performance nutritionist for the Australian Cycling Team about what and when to eat to support your body's energy needs. 

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