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Welcome to AGOGA Academy!

Posted by Agoga on Wednesday, June 27, 2018

 

This week we’re welcoming the all-new AGOGA Academy to the timetable! This is your fortnightly masterclass in movement. Whether you’re a newcomer or a seasoned athlete, we’ve designed these workshops to help you master key movement patterns, right down to the intricacies, so you can get more from your workouts, keep your body balanced and take your athletic performance to the next level!

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4 Common Food Mistakes – Are You Falling For Them?

4 Common Food Mistakes

Posted by Agoga on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

 

This week’s live video Q&A series is a goodie! Lib and Nic discuss 4 common food mistakes they come across when reviewing visual food journals for clients, with the outcome of helping to improve overall nutrition and health/performance.

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AGOGA’s three top tips to smash your 2018 City2Surf run!

AGOGA's 3 TOP TIPS to SMASH your 2018 City2Surf!

Posted by Agoga on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Keen on running City2Surf this year? We have two shiny new (and very fast!) coaches on the team, so this year we’re committed to helping you enjoy (yes we said enjoy) your best run yet…

Nic and John are with you for this week’s live video chat, and the boys are talking all things City2Surf and why you need to get your training program sorted NOW! Y’know, rather than kicking off two weeks before the event and ending up with injuries that hang around and niggle at your training efforts for the next six months 😉

In this chat, Nic and John cover:

  • Optimising nutrition in the lead up to the run
  • Different types of shoes and figuring out what fit is right for you
  • Training periodisation charts – what they are and why you need one
  • How to get the best two run coaches this side of the harbour bridge on your side this year!

Keen to get your run on? To get involved in Agoga’s hot-to-trot City2Surf 2018 training program with master coaches John and Kalle simply email [email protected] It all kicks off in a few weeks time, so don’t miss the start gun!

Don’t forget to warm up and cool down – check out our blog on the topic here!

Pre-workout nutrition and supplements

Pre-workout nutrition

The topic for this week’s live video Q&A series, where we answer questions coming directly from our community of Agogian athletes, is about pre-workout nutrition and supplements. Click PLAY to hear Nic and Lib’s chat on the topic, and stay tuned ’til the end for their number one pre-workout recommendation!

In this chat, Libby and Nic cover:

    • Eat, drink or fast? Options for your early morning training sessions
    • How to prepare for afternoon or evening sessions
    • Do you need to change your food intake depending on the type of training you’re doing?
    • Our number one pre-workout recommendation

Make sure you check out the chat and comment below if you have any other questions on training, nutrition, or performance you’d like the Agoga team to answer! We’ll be back next week!

We’ve previously chatted about post-workout nutrition so if you missed it – you can check it out here!

 

Why and how to use a heart rate monitor when training

The how and why of using a heart rate monitor

Posted by Agoga on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

 

This week it’s Libby & John with you for our live video Q&A series, for quite a general but super useful chat on why you might consider using a heart rate monitor, what it’s useful for and how to get the most out of it. Perfect timing as the run season kicks into gear!

In this chat, Libby and John cover:

  • What does having a healthy heart really mean?
  • Why a heart rate monitor can be useful in tracking your progress
  • How you can use your device to learn to balance your training schedule
  • How to wear it and use the technology that supports it
  • If you don’t have a monitor, how else can you tell what intensity you’re really working at?

P.S. John will be creating an awesome run program for our Agogians in the lead up to City2Surf this year and is also a kick-ass PT who has a rare few spots available on his schedule at the moment due to just moving to the Bondi bubble, so for those of you who need a little winter boost or a fresh focus, drop him a line at [email protected] to let him know you’d like to have a chat or be kept in the loop!

Do you REALLY need to warm up and cool down?

training warm up - cool down

The topic for this week’s live video Q&A series, where we answer questions coming directly from our community of Agogian athletes, is about whether you REALLY need to warm up and cool down before/after your workouts. Click PLAY to hear our opinion on the topic – we hope you enjoy it!

In this chat, Libby and Nic cover:

  • Are warm ups and cool downs just a bonus, or integral to your workout?
  • The reasons you might want to consider specifically making time to warm up
  • Static or dynamic movement?
  • The simple steps to go through for an effective warm up
  • Mental prep – is it a thing for your everyday workouts?
  • How to cool down effectively
  • Why it’s worth spending those extra few minutes chilling out before you leave the gym
  • Bonus tip: cool downs can boost your digestive and metabolic health too!

Strength or cardio… what’s the right balance for you?

Facebook Live 3rd May - Strength or Cardio

The topic for this week’s live video Q&A series is all about that age-old debate of strength VS cardio and what a good, balanced week of training looks like if your goals are increased health, strength and fitness.

In this chat, Libby and Nic cover:

  • What is strength?
  • What is cardio conditioning?
  • Do you have a specific strength or cardio goal?
  • How to structure your week if your goal is general physical preparedness
  • Programming for 1-2 times per week
  • Programming for a more extensive training week of 3, 4, or more sessions
  • Where does general movement like walking fit in?

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Supplements 102: High Performance Supp’s

Our live video Q&A series is based on the questions our community are presenting to us each week and today’s topic takes last week’s chat to the next level: Supplements 102! We cover high performance supplements that can take your training and recovery to the next level – plus a few that might send your performance the other way.

In this chat, Libby and Nic cover:

  • Creatine
  • Caffeine
  • Pre-workouts
  • Beta Alanine
  • BCAAs
  • Fat Burners
  • The one magic “super supp” that can supercharge performance for minimum dollars – but we’ll only tell you what it is right at the end!

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AGOGA BLOG: Supplements 101

Our live video Q&A series is based on the questions our community are presenting to us each week and today’s topic is a goodie: Supplements 101, where we cover general health supplements that can be really helpful in making you feel a million dollars on a daily basis.

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In this chat, Libby and Nic cover:

  • When you need to think about supplementation
  • Who can benefit from protein powder
  • Food-based supps that help you stay on top of your nutrition
  • Sleep better, think sharper and feel more energised with these basics
  • Chasing clear skin? This might help…

Post-workout nutrition: when and what to eat!

Our live video Q&A series is based on the questions our community are presenting to us each week and today’s topic is one of those age-old concerns that comes up alllllll the time – when and what should you eat (and avoid!) directly after a workout. Yep, it’s time to talk post-workout nutrition Agogians!

In this chat, Libby and Nic cover:

  • What’s more important: what you’re putting in your mouth, or when?
  • The importance of post-workout nutrition
  • Do you really need to eat during that magic 15-30 minute window?
  • Why listening to your body’s hunger cues is important
  • Foods to include and avoid in the hour after you’ve just worked out
  • The part hydration plays
  • The one food you should definitely avoid immediately after you workout