NSWIS equestrian athletes compete for Tokyo qualification

The upcoming Canberra International horse trials, held over the 21st-22nd September is an important competition for NSWIS athletes vying for qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. In the CCI4*-S class, athletes will be converging from Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales, whose experience, selection, team camaraderie and medals span across every Olympic games since  2000.

The effect of self-paced and prescribed interset rest strategies on performance in strength training

The purpose of this study was to compare the kinetic, neuromuscular, and subjective responses between self-selected rest period conditions and prescribed 3 and 5 minute rest conditions in strength-trained athletes, during heavy back squat resistance training. At a glance: Quality of training performance may be enhanced when athletes self-select rest periods when compared to prescribed 3min rest periods Self-selected rest periods are more time efficient when compared to 5min rest periods, but does not enhance performance Self-selected rest periods allow athletes to adopt a pacing strategy which appears to manage their accumulated fatigue   Ibbott, P., Ball, N., Welvaert, M.

6 tips for athletes eating on a budget

Many athletes maintain a full-time training and competition load while also engaging in school, university or work. This juggling act can make the practical applications of key performance nutrition principals difficult, including financially.

Spotlight on financial wellness for NSWIS athletes

Financial advisor John Pidgeon shared a wealth of experience and knowledge to NSWIS athletes at a recent Financial Wellness Program. The initiative by the Australian Institute of Sport was well attended by athletes from a cross section of sports.

Silver for NSWIS para cyclist Stuart Jones

Stuart Jones took silver over the weekend at the UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships in Emmen, The Netherlands adding to team Australia’s leading medal count. Jones recorded an impressive time of 34:22.61 in the Tricycle 2 Time Trial less than 16 seconds behind first place Hans-Peter Durst from Germany.


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