Triathlete Chris Weier from Fitnance Australia will present at the Emerald sports workshops next month.
Triathlete Chris Weier from Fitnance Australia will present at the Emerald sports workshops next month. Contributed

Chris Weier jets in to deliver better training tips

TRIATHLETE and strength and conditioning guru Chris Weier says sportspeople should be training smarter and not necessarily harder.

A leader in his field, Weier has spent the past four years as the strength and conditioning coach for the Ipswich Jets in between stints as a national triathlon representative and sporting workshops.

He also has the backing of a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement with Honours from the University of Queensland.

Weier will visit Emerald on the weekend of February 22-24 to deliver a free tutoring session to the Central Highlands public on behalf of the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing and in partnership with Central Highlands council.

Strength and conditioning will form a key part of his workshop in addition to athlete recovery measures and how to become "fitter, stronger, faster and better prepared for competition".

"I guess a big part of it is being able to limit the soft tissue injuries by doing the proper prehab," Weier said.

He said participants would be given the knowledge and "practical experience" to take with them to their clubs and become smarter at what they do. They will also get a certificate to verify their completion of the course.

To find out about guest speakers or where to RSVP, visit council's website centralhighlands.qld.gov.au.


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