Overuse Injuries Aren't Good....
Saturday, 19 March 2016 00:10
With Summer races approaching fast, what are some tips to steer clear of overuse injuries in my preparations?
Overuse injuries are the cause of repetitive strain and stress to tendons, ligaments, muscles, and other soft tissues. When overloaded beyond mechanical fatigue, micro trauma and scar tissue formation occurs at the site of injury. Over 72% of running injuries can be avoided; however, if left unaddressed and not taken care of properly, these overuse injuries often result in compensations and muscle imbalances in body regions surrounding the injury. In order to avoid such injuries as IT-Band Syndrome, patellar-, and Achilles-tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, or shin splints and stress fractures, follow these principles: ...
Are Antibiotics Safe for Triathletes?
Thursday, 17 March 2016 00:10
By Pip Taylor (velonews.com and triathlon.competitor.com)
If an athlete must use antibiotics for an infection, what steps can he take to limit the damage to his healthy gut biome? Should he take priobiotics? What about prebiotics? How much of these and when?
Antibiotics are sometimes necessary. But even when necessary they can still play havoc with a healthy gut biome. In Japan, probiotics are regularly prescribed simultaneously with antibiotics in recognition of the fact that while the...
Nate & Aly...Updated...
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 00:10
According to his decorated dad, NATHAN BICH has the potential to be an outstanding triathlete, even better than his Old Man. Heck, if he's motivated, he might even get a pro license some day.
Nathan, 17 last year, demonstrated the talent necessary for a Junior of the Year nomination. Not bad for a kid who only raced in three events and didn't train.
Here were his results:
- 3rd overall / Jr.CR @ Brewhouse Sprint - 1:03:48
- 4th overall @ Lakes Country Triathlon
- 7th overall @ Heart of the Lakes Sprint - 47:10...
Minnesota's Newest Pro...
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 00:10
Not long ago, Iowa pro DANIEL BRETSCHER, 33, moved to Northfield. An outgoing guy, Daniel is a tremendous ambassador for the multisport lifestlye. We met him in Dallas 2007, the year he was named USAT Athlete of the Year. He had just won Life Time Fitness National Series Championship, a title he shared with Cathy Yndestad, who earned AOY HM that season. He got his pro license in 2008 and has chalked up impressive results since them.
Here are a few of his highlights:
1st @ 2014 Ironman Wisconsin - 8:31:20 - Course Record
1st @ 2014 Pigman Sprint (he beat David Thompson and Dan Hedgecock)
1st @ 2013 Pigman Olympic
1st @ 2012 Steelhead 70.3
2nd @ 2015 Ironman Chattannoga - 8:19:05....
How to Destroy Your Kid's Athletic Future...
Monday, 14 March 2016 00:10
By Matt Russ (sportfactoryproshop.com)
In over two decades of coaching athletes I have had the pleasure of seeing some of my junior athletes make it all the way to the professional level. Along the way I have developed a somewhat global perspective on what it takes to go from this point A to the very distant point B. I worked with some wonderful parents that contributed greatly to their child's successes. But I unfortunately witnessed more parents, sometime unwittingly and always with the best intentions, sabotage their child's athletic future. If they had just heeded a few simple rules, or examined a few of their motives, not only would their child been a better athlete, they would have been a better competitor, happier, and healthier child.
If you are find yourself excited at the potential of your child's athletic career, I invite you take an objective look within. And if you catch yourself doing any of the three following things, I can all but guarantee your child will not end up where you believe they will....
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