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Top tips to help prevent overtraining

Top tips to help prevent overtraining

Overtraining syndrome, can lead to serious problems if gone unchecked. It is a common problem and can affect anyone from professional athletes to weekend warriors. Where professional athletes have the luxury of a medical team of trainers, physios and doctors – the weekend warrior needs to be able to recognise the signs.

Follow our tips and stay healthy:

Setting clear goals

  • It may sound obvious but how many people really follow a structured training program with incremental overloads to help boost performance and provide focus? Many of us, (and we are guilty of this too!) focus on fitting a...


Top 5 Dumbbell full body exercises

Top 5 Dumbbell full body exercises

Holiday season is upon us – are you beach body ready? The HighRoller team has devised a simple workout to help get you ready for your hols and fits in to a busy lifestyle, meaning they can be done either in the gym or whenever suits you – so grab yourself a set of dumbbells and let’s get going…

This simple workout will hit every major muscle group using only dumbbells (DB) and you can perform them as a circuit with lighter weights for a more, fat burning cardiovascular training session or perform the exercises to a prescribed amount of...


How’s your performance preparation?

How’s your performance preparation?

We’ve all done it. Full on working day followed by a session in the gym or an early morning training session with the day ahead already on our minds. Fitting in a 40-60-minute training session tends to mean a rushed warm up (and cool down) if any warm up at all. 

But what if we told you that your warm up, is more than just a warm up and should become a large part of your session? Even as much as 15-20 minutes? And what if we changed the term ‘warm up’ to ‘performance preparation’ – would this then change the way you feel about the...


Setting your realistic goals for event success

Setting your realistic goals for event success

You’ve always longed to achieve something sporty and daydream about the day when you run, swim, cycle over the finish line of that long-awaited marathon, obstacle course, swim or triathlon - with the family cheering you on and hugs from the kids at the finish line.

But working full time, being mum or dad and general everyday chores may mean that by the time the kids are in bed, and you finally have time to focus on you… the last thing on your mind is exercise or even sporting achievements for that matter.

As a mum, sporting achievement day dreamer...


What’s the MY… in Self-Myofascial Release

What’s the MY… in Self-Myofascial Release

Golf balls, tennis balls, spikey balls, vibrating and floor-based foam rollers are just some of the tools on the market right now and claim to eliminate muscle pain, restore motion and relax muscles pre-& post workout…But what are the benefits?

What is Self-Myofascial Release?

Self-Myofascial Release is a technique performed by an individual on themselves to relieve muscle pain normally by using a supportive tool and using your body weight to roll and massage tight muscles. This puts pressure on the muscles and even elongates the muscle and may over time, improve muscle recovery, flexibility and reduce injuries. Incorporating Self...