What Are You?
Monday, 02 December 2013 00:10
By Olivier Poirier-Leroy (swimswam.com)
We all have our own little idiosyncrasies as swimmers. Perhaps you will recognize some of the following characters from your own team and groups, and maybe you will see a striking resemblance to a way that you perform at the pool.
Here are 15 common swimming characters we find in our lanes on a day-to-day basis–
The Meet Swimmer. The crunch time performer, the athlete that stands up on the blocks at meets and swims times that do not correlate whatsoever with the times they perform in practice....
Expectation Adjustment Stuff...
Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:10
By Marty Gaal (for usatriathlon.org)
Part of any well-rounded athletic training program includes realistic goal setting. Goal setting can be as simple as losing X amount of weight and ‘getting into better shape,’ or targeting a specific time or performance goal at a specific event. In the endurance athletic world the tendency is toward the latter although there is nothing wrong with the former.
As the season progresses, you should see measurable results via improved body...
Stuff About Beets...
Saturday, 30 November 2013 00:10
By Matthew Kaey, RD (for triathlon.competitor.com)
Work this nutrition-rich root vegetable into your diet for performance gains.
Who would have thought that a root vegetable would be the next big ergogenic aid? Yet, a batch of research strongly suggests that a beet a day may, well, help you beat the competition. Case in point: A 2012 study by researchers at St. Louis University found that subjects who ate about 1½ cups of beets 75 minutes before a running test were able to move at a faster clip and perceived less exertion than those who didn’t take in the ruby vegetable pre-exercise. The scientists surmise that naturally occurring nitrates in beets are converted to nitric oxide in the body which functions to widen blood vessels, thereby allowing for increased blood flow, and subsequently the...
Thursday, 28 November 2013 06:10
ED. A few days ago we got this ahhhh-inducing note from one of our favorite people, tri-stud Steve Sander.
Hey MTN Guys,
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:10
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