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Maple Grove Tri News....

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2/3/17 – The Maple Grove Tri, presented by Life Time Fitness, is under new local ownership! Krank Productions LLC is a joint venture between Coach Kris Swarthout and Frank Blackstock.

Kris and Frank are not new to producing top level events, they have been producing and managing everything from small local races to large format national level events around the United States since 2010....

The New Rules of Hydration...

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By AC Shilton (outsideonline.com)

Robert Sallis has seen it all. As a medical director for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, he’s spent 20 years watching athletes in every manner of distress get wheeled into the medical tent. He’s seen hyponatremia, or overhydration, a handful of times. He’s seen hundreds, maybe thousands, of dehydration cases. Sallis has even seen athletes show symptoms of both at the same time: they’ve dropped weight over the course of the race, signaling dehydration, but their blood sodium levels are dangerously low, a sign of hyponatremia....

Weight Loss Mistakes...

apples.pngBy Katie Rhodes (usatriathlon.org)

Athletes hire me for performance nutrition personalization, but then to also lose 10 pounds. My clients and I chuckle because, although this is a weight loss goal generalization, most athletes have pounds they want to shed. For example, a common mindset goes like this, “If I could get down to my race weight from (insert year here), when I dominated (insert race here), I will crush 2017.” I get it. You want to be more efficient by meeting performance and weight loss goals, but you also want to look fantastic in your swimsuit and at the New Year’s Eve party. You work hard; I would want to look fantastic too! However, it is understandably difficult to know how to...

Nordic Skiing: Key to Your Next Tri PR...

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Winter represents a time for triathletes to take a break from swimming, biking and running, but that doesn’t mean you should sit on the couch. The key is to find a way to build your fitness in alternate ways so you improve physically while not burning out mentally. Luckily, there exists a single sport that can help you build aerobic fitness, aerobic threshold, as well as power and stamina in your legs, core and arms and you can do it outside, typically in beautiful surrounding—it’s called nordic skiing.

Nordic skiing, often referred to as cross country or nordorking, has become the off-season sport of choice for many endurance athletes during the winter months. Nordic skiing is a unique sport in that it gives you an opportunity to make use of your existing endurance in a new and fun way, while also still providing a significant boost to your ability to swim, bike and run. The list of professional triathletes...

Cold Showers Are Good....

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By Lizette Borelli (medicaldaily.com)

 

Most of us have been caught in that skin-cringing, and often dreaded moment of being the last one to shower. If you haven't then chances are that you've had someone walk into the bathroom, and flush the toilet mid-shower, leaving you covered in bone-chilling cold water. In these moments, instead of indulging in a hot luxurious shower, especially during the bitter cold winter months, we find ourselves shivering with discomfort and anger, but this may actually be...

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