5 Things You Should Know Before Your First Triathlon

1 month ago, we participated in the Tri-Factor Series Triathlon (1.5km swim, 36km cycle, 10km run) at East Coast Park. Like many other first-timers, we were anxious about our first foray into the triathlon world and did not know what to expect. The thought of completing 3 consecutive sporting disciplines was daunting and exciting at … More 5 Things You Should Know Before Your First Triathlon

8 Principles of Training: Planning Effective Workouts

Finding ways to maximize the effects of our workouts/training can be a mystery to some, especially if one has not experienced professional training like an athlete would. Having been through my own phase of trial-and-error, I was enlightened to come across a set of well-established principles that I found to be rather applicable to some … More 8 Principles of Training: Planning Effective Workouts

A Guide to Progressive Interval Training – Improve Your Running Performance! (Part 3)

One of the common questions I often get from my peers is: “What’s the most effective way to prepare for my 2.4km run?” Well, given that it’s an annual test that all active NSmen in Singapore have to go through, some may struggle to find the time or stay disciplined to maintain our fitness throughout the year. … More A Guide to Progressive Interval Training – Improve Your Running Performance! (Part 3)

Exercise Intensity: How Hard Should You Push Yourself? – Conditioning for Physical Fitness (Part 2)

After completing your workout, you tend to feel good about yourself. Even if you can’t see the immediate results of your efforts, somehow you feel confident that you are one step closer to your fitness goals. Then again, are you really getting the most out of your workouts? Do you think that you have pushed … More Exercise Intensity: How Hard Should You Push Yourself? – Conditioning for Physical Fitness (Part 2)

An Unexpected Encounter – Conditioning for Physical Fitness (Part 1)

We are always in constant pursuit of fitness and health, at least for Jian Yang and I who have always been trying new workouts to break the monotony of our training routine. However, despite going through a multitude of rigorous training routines and programmes since our Canoeing days, we have never actually got to understand … More An Unexpected Encounter – Conditioning for Physical Fitness (Part 1)