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Secret Number 2 : Train with a Group
Date: 17 Aug, 2001
Contact: Jon Ackland
Phone: 09-480-1422
Secret Number 2 : Train with a Group

Have you ever noticed that a race is far easier than a time trial by yourself of the same distance? Also group training sessions seem to be easier than training by yourself. The reason for this is that it is not all your own will power pushing you. It seems that when you train in a squad your mental effort is spread amongst all your training partners, in other words it takes less mental effort to do the same training. Less mental effort means you can do more training and can do it a lot harder.


Jon Ackland is an exercise consultant for Performance Lab, who has been training athletes (Novice to Elite) for 15 years. The author of a number of books including the best selling The Power to Perform, as well as The Performance Log, Precision Training and Spinning. .Jon is the director of Performance Lab where he tests and consults people of all levels helping them to train for sport, recreation and health. Ph 09 480-1422, Fax : 09 480-1423 e mail : plab@voyager.co.nz

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