Hot weather advice for athletes and coaches

As the weather over the next few days will include high temperatures it is recommended that athletes and coaches undertake training as early in the day as possible if training outdoors. The following information can also assist in reducing the heat risk associated with exercise in hot conditions: Drink 10 bodyweight of a sports drink, fruit juice or water each evening prior to bed to assist in pre-hydrating and improving the tolerance of the environmental conditions the next day If you are competing or training later in the day it is recommended that your athletes hydrate ahead of time by ingesting 10 of a cold sports drink or fruit juice in the 120-90 min prior to competition or training When exercising during the day you can lose fluid at 2 litres plus per hour.

Spratt secures third consecutive Tour Down Under win

Amanda Spratt has won the 2019 Santos Women’s Tour Down Under – securing her third successive crown with a clean finish in Adelaide’s East End. The Mitchelton-SCOTT rider’s love affair with Australia’s highest UCI female classification stage race continued – as many tipped to – with her anticipated kick halfway up Mengler Hill on Friday cementing her insurmountable lead.

Ros Lawrence on top at Canoe Slalom nationals

NSW Institute of Sport paddler Rosalyn Lawrence has kicked-off the Olympic qualifying season in style, impressing with a double victory and double national title at the 2019 Paddle Australia Canoe Slalom Senior National Champs in Tasmania over the weekend (10-14 January 2019). The four-day event at Brady’s Whitewater Course in Tasmania saw some fast and challenging racing on the natural whitewater course, where Lawrence  took home the wins in both the kayak and canoe events.

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Do you keep getting unwanted weight loss from high training loads? Are you trying to increase good weight through increases in muscle mass?

Surf & skate camp for NSWIS Winter Sports athletes

It was an enjoyable end of 2018 for several NSWIS Winter Sports athletes, who made good use of the Surfing Australia High Performance Centre for a training camp in northern New South Wales. NSWIS Scholarship Holders Mia Rennie, Abi Harrigan, Cameron Waddell and Matty Cox took part in the camp which focused on surfing, skating, nutrition and physical preparation.


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