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  1. Kettlebell Training for Triathletes By Brad Nelson
    The Western world is gradually listening, receiving and applying simple, primitive and more effective training methods from the archives of the Eastern bloc. Kettlebells (KB’s) have already become the tool of choice for ‘in the know’ strength and power athletes. Joint Mobility (JM), a combination of Qigong and dynamic stretching, has also become one of the most effective warm-ups for any athlete. How can the re-birth of these two timeless protocols benefit triathletes?Triathletes are a spec…


  2. What is a Triathlon and How Can I Train for It? By Dale Lawrence
    Triathlon Focuses on Three SportsA triathlon is an athletic event that includes swimming, running, and cycling. The triathlete therefore must focus his or her training on all three parts. There are actually five different lengths of triathlons; they range from short and doable to crazy-long.Training requirements increase as the triathlete works his or her way up the food chain. A sprint version requires the triathlete to swim ½ mile, bike 12.4 miles and run 3.1 miles. As they improve their…


  3. Still Unsure About Attempting Your First Ironman Triathlon? Be a Volunteer By Ray Fauteux
    Volunteering is a wise option if you are not quite ready to commit to your first Ironman Triathlon.You may be unsure if the Ironman is a challenge you feel you want to undertake at this point in your life. There's no shame in that. It makes more sense to be absoulutely certain before jumping into something like the Ironman that is so all consuming of time, energy, and monetary costs.Pick a venue where you would like to make your first Ironman attempt when the time is right for you. Contact th…


  4. Triathlon has given you sports injuries? Ouch! By Dale Lawrence
    Sports Injuries Can Sideline Your TrainingMore than any other single event (except maybe for the grousing spouse), sports injuries account for more triathletes having to pull out of their Triathlon plans. Because triathletes are basically in training year round, a sports injury can really put a dent in their Triathlon training.Learn how to treat your sports injuriesFor any training injury, follow the RICE method to treat it. RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. What is causin…


  5. Surviving the Triathlon Start By Kevin Koskella
    The start of a triathlon can be nerve-wracking, tiring, intimidating, frustrating, and even discouraging (why do we do this sport??). But don't let all this get to you! The start for everyone is a crazy cluster of splashing, starts and stops, physical contact, and swimmers trying to separate from each other. Here are some tips to deal with what some consider being the toughest part of any triathlon:1.Expect the worst. Go into the event expecting that the start will not be easy. Know that you w…


  6. A Guide to Triathlon Wet Suits By Peter Emerson
    Triathlon wet suits are designed with state-of-the-art materials to help athletes get in and out of the water quickly, efficiently and of course, to keep the wearer warm. Triathlon wet suits are much more than the normal wet suit employed by divers simply to slow heat loss underwater and keep warm. Designed specifically for athletic competition, their first priority is to keep a competitive swimmer on top of the water, reducing drag and stalling muscle fatigue, enabling the swimmer to race fas…


  7. Professional Triathlon Training Taking You To Your Best By Mike Herman
    There are hundreds of different programs for professional triathlon training that will work for you. There are even more that won’t. For anyone who is looking for some great plans to get them going, think about your needs and your desired outcome.Are planning on being a professional athlete, training and racing to stay healthy, looking to make friends, or maybe just training and racing so as to lose weight?Sure, we could tell you just what to do to win the race, but really, there is no sure fi…


  8. Triathlon Training - a Transition to a New Lifestyle By Mike Herman
    Talk to anyone who has done a triathalon and the word “lifestyle” is often brought up. Successful triathlon training is a lot more than working out.There are many people who have done very little exercise in, say, the past year or two, who have successfully began triathalon training and go from couch potato to "triathlete" fairly quickly.First off, to properly define a triathalon for those who choose to transition into the sport is simple: swim, bike and run are the three events in a triathalo…


  9. Weight Training to Help in Preparation for Your First Ironman Triathlon By Ray Fauteux
    For many people "doing" weights is a scarey thought. They really feel they will be terribly out of place with all those muscle-bound types in the weight room.I agree that was the case years ago, but not anymore. You'll even find senior citizens doing weights since it was discovered how weight training can better their quality of life.I don't claim to be a fitness expert, but I will tell you what exercises and what format worked for me after many years of trial and error doing weights.Some tips…


  10. Count Strokes for a Better Triathlon Swim By Kevin Koskella
    You may have had coaches that make you count strokes throughout the workout, either by mixing it into drill sets, the main set, or at the end of workout. Some coaches recommend making a habit of always keeping track of your stroke count. As a coach of distance swimmers and triathletes, I believe stroke counting is a necessary part of most swimming workouts.If you stick with it and do it on a consistent basis, stroke counting in swimming is an excellent way to increase your DPS (Distance Per St…


  11. Going The Distance In A Triathlon By Mike Herman
    For triathletes and the distance in a triathlon can be very difficult.The competion in the sport of choice is much like completing in three separate—and grueling—exhibitions of skill, endurance, and speed.Each athlete must cover distance in a triathlon by running, riding a bike, and swimming.During this competition, triathletes race against each other and the clock.These events take place back to back, allowing athletes only a 'quick' transition to change their uniforms or put on their shoes, …


  12. Why Do the Ironman Triathlon? By Ray Fauteux
    I've lost track of how many times over the years I've been asked why I commit so much of my time to preparing for yet another Ironman. For a long time I found it difficult to come up with a reasonable response, because often I wasn't sure myself. I think what makes it difficult, is goals change as the years pass and so would the answer to the question. At first like so many others, I was "Ironstruck". When I first saw this event I was drawn toward it and made the decision that I just …


  13. Running a marathon in a Triathlon? Why is it last? By Dale Lawrence
    Running is the last event in an IronmanIn 1974, when the San Diego Track Club held the first one in modern history, triathletes would run first, than bike, and then swam. Running came first because it was what came naturally to the athletes at the time; that’s all they did back then, run around. Back in Greek times, the term triathlon just meant a collection of three athletic events; they didn’t have to be the three that we use now.Run event switched from first to last for Safety ReasonsBecaus…


  14. A Few Diet Tips to Help You Prepare for Your First Ironman Triathlon By Ray Fauteux
    Training diets come in dozens of shapes and sizes. It will just make you crazy! Trying to figure out what to eat and what not to eat. Especially when you start doing some serious training and you are HUNGRY when you get home. Well the good news is that I've tried pretty well all of the major diets over the years(and some not so major)and can cut out much of the guesswork for you. And no, I don't have a degree in nutrition. I earned my credentials in the kitchen and at the dinner table. MMMMM-…


  15. PHP & Account Activation By Oland Whitecotton
    When a user signs up at your website, you may want to verify their email address so you aren't getting bogus accounts in your database. A few lines of code can send an email to the address specified, containing a welcome greeting and link to activate their account. PHP is the best way to both send the emails and do the activation process.When the link in the email is clicked, a PHP page is loaded that performs a couple simple validation techniques, and if valid, it activates the account. PHP c…


  16. Ironman Triathlon Training By Dale Lawrence
    Ironman Triathlon Holy Grail for Endurance AthletesThe Ironman Triathlon is the most challenging of all triathlons. Triathlons come in different lengths. Sprint triathlons are on the one end of the spectrum (short) and the Ironman is on the other end (long). How much swimming you do in the triathlon depends on which one:* Sprint or Olympic – triathletes swim ½ mile* International – triathletes swim .93 miles* Long – triathletes swim 1.2 miles* Ironman or Ultra – triathletes swim 2.4 mileTriath…


  17. Some Swimming Suggestions to Help You Prepare for Your First Ironman Triathlon By Ray Fauteux
    If you are determined to attempt your first ironman, but a bit nervous about the swim, this may make you feel better.Historically, more first time Ironman starters are more experienced in the run and/or the bike as opposed to the swim. You are not alone!Trust me, I survived my first Ironman swim and so will you. When I watched those crazy people back in 1982 and they were swimming 2.4 miles in the ocean, my first thought was---"well I guess that rules me out". Considering I couldn't swim a str…


  18. Swimming techniques can improve your Triathlon time By Dale Lawrence
    Swimming Efficiently Requires Vessel ShapingIn order to improve their swimming times, athletes competing in a Triathlon should focus on their vessel shaping. Usually a triathlete will focus on increasing their propulsion through the water, giving their body alignment little or no thought.Studies show that proper technique can increase swim time up to 50% faster. Bill Boomer, swim coach for University of Rochester in New York, believes that vessel shaping, a term he coined, has more impact on …


  19. Using Visualization for Your Ironman Triathlon Training By Ray Fauteux
    Ask most triathletes and they will tell you they have never used visualization as a training tool for their Ironman Triathlons. In fact, they most likely have little idea what its about. It's surprising considering that world class athletes have used vislualization to enhance their training and race performance for many years.You may well have watched athletes in action without realizing they were using a form of visualization at that very moment. For example, have you ever watched a high jum…


  20. 10 Steps to Improving Your Triathlon Swim By Kevin Koskella
    As technical as the sport of swimming can be, it is tough to narrow down the answer to the often-asked question, “what should I concentrate on?” So, I came up with a “top ten” list of steps to improving your swim for a triathlon. These aren’t necessarily in any order, but should go a long way in helping you achieve your goals, whether you are a beginner or trying to go pro.1. Hand Entry. Slice your hand into the water right about at your goggle line, and drive it forward. Many swimmers attempt…


  21. Choosing Bike Equipment for Your First Ironman Triathlon By Ray Fauteux
    Without a doubt the bike-equipment you choose can greatly influence the outcome of your first Ironman Triathlon.However, don't believe for a moment that the more expensive the bike, the easier and faster your bike split will be. The most important factor--and one that is often overlooked--is having the bike you choose sized just for you. Most bike outlets will supply this service. I just can't stress how important this is. A proper fit means you will be getting full use of the proper muscle g…






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