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If you have some lofty goals whether they're athletic, professional or personal, to achieve in 2018 Wrightsock New Zealand's friend Lisa Tamati has mapped out a route to get you there!Lisa is an overachiever (although she'd be too humble to admit it) with a running career competing in some of the world's toughest endurance races.She chronicles her adventures throughout her running career in her two books, Running Hot and Running to Extremes. Lisa's journey started with a massive road block however: two broken vertebrae and two compressed discs following a cycling accident at the tender age of 21 that lead doctors...

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Many of us would probably enjoy mornings if they could just start a little later. However for many of us, the morning is often the only time to exercise before work, kids, and/or life happens. So as summer sets in and the days become longer, what are the advantages to working out first thing? A metabolism boost. There is a phenomenon called Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC), which fitness experts have known about for years. There are several things to understand about EPOC, but the main takeaway as it relates to morning fitness routines is that your body actually burns...

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SHOULD I OR SHOULDN'T I? Exercising with a weights vest is a really clever way to add resistance to any workout, and thereby increase intensity, workload and ultimately results.More specifically when it comes to running, the research is pretty convincing to the upside when it comes to training under load. Power output improvements of upwards of 10% can be seen in athletes within a staggeringly short timeframe : 3 weeks to be exact. Interestingly the majority of the research conducted with specific reference to weighted running has been performed on highly-conditioned athletes, so the reality of those results outcomes might...

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KEVIN MANUEL | NZ CROSSFIT CHAMP Kevin Manuel first started CrossFit in his rugby off-season in 2010. 5 years later he qualified in the face of fierce competition from a 250,000 strong contingent of CrossFitters globally, all trying to make their way to the World CrossFit Games.Kevin not only competed in the games, but he was named the 17th fittest man in the world. 3 years earlier his leg had been run over by a 14 tonne excavator...We wanted to find out what it takes to be the best, and how did he make such an incredible comeback? So we...

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A couple of months back, The Town Bikes featured here at Wrightsock NZ as we're proud to get behind these determined ladies who are set to conquer the Spring Challenge, which is now only a couple of weeks away (September 30).A few weeks ago the ladies braved the wind and rain for their first Rogaine, run by the awesome Just for Girls Adventure Training with Nora Audra, in Timaru. This was their first foray into the world of orienteering/adventure racing and any lacking in direction was more than made up for in enthusiasm!"We spent a lot of time running around...

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