Andrew Read

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We've all heard about periodization, but who can arrange their entire life around training? Here is a method Pavel Tsatsouline called "tactical periodization" that anyone can use to create growth.
This week I ran the longest run that I will do before the Ironman. It went really well, but I'm still wondering how I'm going to manage 42km in just five short weeks.
In part two of my series on becoming a personal trainer we're going to focus on part most people are less comfortable with - the fact that successful trainers think of themselves as a business.
Here in Australia 10% of personal trainers leave the fitness industry every year. Only 1% make it to 15 years in this job. So as a 1%-er, here's my advice on how to become a successful PT.
This week of training was a lesson in stubbornness. The only thing keeping me going is tons of food, naps, and the thought that there's only a few weeks of hard training left before the taper starts.
In a world where it is acceptable to take a pill to help your sex life, a pill to help you sleep, and even a shot to help your hormone levels, why is it unacceptable for athletes to do the same?
A rather philosophical talk with a client got me thinking about the five components of strength training. I had a realization of how to structure and plan training in a simple and well-rounded way.
I only have eight weeks of training left until Ironman Melbourne. My training sessions are getting longer and harder, and I'm starting to feel a sense of impending doom as the event approaches.
As a long-time personal trainer I've seen some silly and dangerous things go down in the gym. Bad things can happen when training goes wrong. But maybe it didn't have to be so complicated to start?
What exactly constitute the mysterious "core"? And as an athlete how should you strengthen it differently than a bodybuilder? Here's my advice on how to build a strong core.
This week was a recovery week. I also got my VO2 max tested, which was an intense but cool experience. The results were great and gave me a nice confidence boost for the Ironman race in 8 weeks.
Training for a triathlon? Getting into swimming and/or cycling? There's some very important etiquette you need to understand and some of it could be the difference between injury and safety.