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Posts tagged with "Triathlon"

Sprint Triathlons: Getting Started in the Tri World

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There are some people who were put on this earth to swim, bike, and run for miles on end. And then there’s the other 99.9% of us. Let’s face it, full length triathlons may not be for everyone. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t shoot for a big goal like training and finishing (er, [...]

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6 Pro Tips to Swim the Freestyle Faster

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The freestyle stroke is far and away the most common in both distance and sprint races. Check out our simple tips to improve your stroke and increase speed.   1. Start Strong When you push off the wall, make sure to keep your body in a tight streamline position. Keep your biceps tight to the [...]

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Swim Training Tips for Avoiding Burnout

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What is Training Burnout? Lack of concentration, the re-emergence of faulty mechanics, and loss of competitive spirit are all obvious warning signs of training burnout. Although triathletes and long-course swimmers are more likely to feel training fatigue at some point in their careers, burnout can happen to just about anyone. Recognizing the symptoms of overtraining [...]

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16 Thoughts Every Swimmer Can Relate To

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Aside from the chlorine-chapped skin, the crunchy hair, the uphill battle for hairless skin, the ungodly early mornings, the- where was I going with this? Oh right, besides all that, swimming is a magnificent sport. Though most swimmers will admit that training is often unpleasant, if you knock our beloved sport, we’ll defend it with [...]

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4 Freestyle Drills for a Winning Stroke

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Every swimmer knows that the key to a winning stroke is drag reduction. But this can be achieved through multiple channels. Here are four simple freestyle drills that you can easily incorporate into your current training routine. Each drill will isolate and bolster an essential component of the freestyle stroke to improve overall efficiency & [...]

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The 5 Most Comfortable Swim Goggles on the Market

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When it comes to goggles, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice comfort for performance – especially when there are plenty of comfortable swim goggles to choose from. Based on our own swimming experience, exhaustive product testing, and over 20 years of customer feedback, we’ve narrowed it down to this list of the top 5 most comfortable [...]

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Winter Swimming: 5 Steps to Conquering Cold Water

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Swimming in cold water provides a multitude of benefits for the body and your health, in general. It gets the blood pumping, boosts the immune system, and leaves your muscles feeling refreshed and uninflamed. If you’re interested in cold water swimming this winter, peruse the tips below and keep them in mind as you take [...]

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Cross Training For Swimmers

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Just as dryland athletes hit the pool to cross-train in a heavy-resistance environment, it’s important for swimmers to take the time to train on dryland to maintain bone density, among other benefits. According to a 2012 Forbes article, “yoga, running, and cycling are a fabulous trio of cross-training exercises, which if done regularly and well, [...]

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4 Steps to Surviving and Thriving in the Resolutioner Rush

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Ah, January. The month in which we wake up staring a new year down the nose and get motivated to make big changes. I’m just as guilty – I’ve spent the past six weeks indulging in Thanksgiving treats, delights during my Mexican vacation and an amazing Christmas candy cane crunch fudge. But the Ironman waits [...]

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Mental Training for Athletes

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High-level, endurance athletes know that mental training is just as important as physical training. Mental toughness is a cornerstone to any successful long-distance swim. But it’s equally as important to implement during daily training. If you’ve been feeling mentally weak lately, check out these 6 tips to train your brain for race day. 1. Visualize [...]

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