If you’re looking for an area with a vast range of exercise opportunities, head over to the You Yangs! Magnificent views, birdlife and several trails for walkers and mountain bikers. The distinctive peaks of this park rise abruptly from the flat grounds below. Flinders Peak and Big Rock have panoramic views out to Melbourne, which is just an hour away.
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A range of hikes, so you can choose according to your level of fitness. Flinders Peak is great for cardio and is excellent training for anyone building fitness for a trek. The East-West walk is a bit of fun and the Northern Ranges has some good ascents and has fewer people than the other walks. The Saddleback track is also excellent for those training for a trek. You can combine all these trails into one hike and by doing the Saddleback track and Flinders Peak twice, you do 20km. Parking can be challenging but it is a great park to visit.
It’s that time of the year again for young hopeful AFL draft prospects to shine. As the AFL community watches on, young talent is put through their paces for a final showing before the nerve racking events of the NAB AFL Draft. Numerous state draft combines have occurred already, with the impact of COVID-19 preventing a national draft combine from happening this year. Nonetheless, state combines have enabled draft hopefuls to impress recruiters around the country in their bid to attract as much club interest as possible.
As much as we love to go and smash ourselves with a big running session, or by throwing around a few weights in the gym (we pretend to love it anyway!), it’s equally important to look after our body through managing our workload. After all, you can’t continue to train if you’re constantly sore, fatigued or worse of all…injured. That being said, the importance of recovery in attaining your fitness goals is highly critical. Recovery essentially refers to the period directly after a training session, in the lead up to the next. It incorporates all the actions which assist in returning your body to pre-exercise levels. The effects of recovery often go underrated; however, all professional sportsman cannot speak higher of the positive impacts that a proper recovery has on performance.