ATEC Workshops 2017

Day 1 Saturday 9th September, 2017


Kriss Hendy

Strength for Endurance – First Steps to Strength Training for the Endurance Athlete

Most of us know by now that we should be including strength work in our weekly program, but too often we fail to maintain a good routine due to lack of time, lack of knowledge or fears of injury and bulking up. Join us in this practical workshop as we show you how a simple and consistent strength program can improve your overall health, movement and sporting performance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the basics of strength training and how a simple and consistent program can benefit your overall health and endurance performance
  • Participate in a practical workshop that will highlight any weaknesses and imbalances you may have, with guidance from Kriss and other ‘network’ trainers.
  • Learn key Mobility, Activation and Strength exercises for injury prevention, longevity and successful performance
  • How best to schedule relevant strength training into your weekly training plan
  • Discover how to train with confidence and convenience at home with your own
  • StrengthForEnduranceKIT

Practical component:

YES – all equipment will be provided

Kriss Hendy – Strength & Conditioning coach & Co-founder of The Strength For Endurance Network


Cameron Harrison

How To Treat Your Bike Like An Extension of Your Body When Training For a Big Event

Why should you treat your bicycle as an extension of your body. You hear professionals and amateurs a like tell one another how they have found the perfect saddle, or the best position for comfort and performance. I can personally vouch that I am far more comfortable on my bike for 4 or 5 hrs than I am running or even walking. Keeping your bike in top condition while training for an event is just as important as looking after your body, and can even aid in keeping your body healthy and efficient. You wouldn’t train while you’re injured or sick, so you shouldn’t make your bike do that either. Keeping your bike efficient will improve your times and result in a more efficient training program.

Key Takeaways:

  • Listen to your bike: How to diagnose wear and tear/ damage.
  • Clean me: A clean bike is a fast bike.
  • Bearings: How to save energy and roll more.
  • Bar tape: Health and Hygiene.
  • Training Tyres v Race Wheels: A tale of two peas in a pod

Practical component:

There will be a practical aspect of the workshop, however it will involve handing around a combination of new and worn out components. Participants are NOT required to bring bikes.

Cameron Harrison, Founder and Head mechanic, The Rolling Fix


Pete Jacobs

Run Technique Workshop with Pete Jacobs

Pete thinks about his technique during every stride he runs, but it’s not his legs he focuses on. Many years ago Pete improved his run technique and was then able to run two of the top 5 quickest times ever for the marathon leg in the Hawaii Ironman (2:41 and 2:42). Learn the three main points of technique and many other cues for how to constantly improve your running.

Key takeaways:

  • Cadence is crucial, and is driven by the arms
  • Posture and weight placement creates momentum
  • Visualising how you want to run really does work
  • Landing correctly reduces workload dramatically

Practical component:

A running component will only be 50-100 metres at a time. This will take place at the end of the workshop

Pete Jacobs, Ironman Triathlon World Champion (2012) and Professional Triathlete


High Performance Rehab and the Impact of Technology on Modern Fitness Equipment

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Sports Science – Theory and Application to Triathlon

This workshop will focus on how to apply sports science into your training regime to ensure you are achieving the best possible results.

Key Takeaways:

  • Managing training load (Acute Vs Chronic)
  • How to pace your bike segment of your race
  • Tapering strategies for racing
  • Training periodisation

Ben Griffin, ESSA Exercise Physiologist and Sansego Coach


Injury Management and Prevention
Presented by Can Too

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Day 2 Sunday 10th September, 2017


Paul Newsome

Swim Stroke Q&A – Live Swimming Analysis

This workshop will comprise of a mix of open Q&A where audience can ask Paul questions relating to swim stroke and correction. Paul will demonstrate a series of videos to analyse correct stroke and offers some participants the opportunity have their own videos analysed by Paul.

Practical component

If participants have the personal video files of them swimming they are encouraged to bring them as Paul will choose people to do a swim stroke analysis with.

Paul Newsome, Founder and Head Coach, Swim Smooth


Daniel Bain

Basic Bike Handling and Transition Skills Workshop

Improving your bike handling skills and your transition skills can results in some of the quickest improvements in race results. This workshop will cover the basics of bike handling and gear selection as well as how to efficiently set up, enter and exit the transition for all distances of triathlon.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to make large improvement to their race results by improving each individual skill they use throughout each race

Daniel Bain, High Performance Triathlon Coach, One Body Health & Fitness


Caleb McInnes

Train the Feet…The Benefits of Barefoot Training & Where to Start

As athletes we train almost every part of the body but almost always ‘support’ the feet. Why? The feet are the only things that connect the rest of our body to the ground and play an essential role in being a static support, shock absorber and dynamic spring.

Key Takeaways:

  • Biomechanics of the lower limb
  • Pro’s & Con’s of athletic footwear
  • Practical self – massage and release techniques for the lower limb (foot to hip)
  • Benefits of Barefoot training – when and how to implement it
  • Practical application to the beginning barefoot training

Practical component:

Yes, the 2nd half of this will be practical. Participants will ideally need a foam roller & spikey ball or lacrosse ball to participate in the self-release/mobility section

Caleb McInnes, Sports Podiatrist and Director, Freedom Sports Medicine/Feet Alive


Jonathon Fong

Running the numbers: How integrated assessment of physiology and biomechanics can optimise and improve an athlete’s endurance performance

Until recently, the ability to access valid, reliable and actionable information regarding an athlete’s physiology and mechanics has been restricted to predominantly academic institutions or high-profile, professional sports. Yet the power of data not visible to the naked eye continues to unlock human potential in a range of activities. This workshop will provide unique insight into the latest clinic-based assessment of running physiology and biomechanics using an integrated strategy. Key concepts associated with how an athlete utilises their energy systems and translates to movement patterns at various intensities will be laid out and applied in real-time.

Key measurement techniques will be introduced and the relevance of the key indicators explained in relation to individualised training. Attendees will be exposed to the benefits of sports science testing and will leave with increased confidence in applying some of these concepts to their own program or supervising others training for upcoming events.

Key Takeaways:

  • Insight into the latest assessment techniques and indicators for exercise physiology and running mechanics
  • The application of heart rate zones to develop lactate clearance and fat burning abilities
  • The kinematic, kinetic and neuromuscular patterns associated with running injuries and pathologies
  • Understand key relationships between exertion levels, physiological changes and alterations in running mechanics in real time

Jon Fong, Head Coach and Master Sports Scientist, Morph Performance

Corey Scholes, Lead Consultant, EBM Analytics