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Six Most Common Triathlete Injuries...

proper-pillow-shoulder-pain.gifBy Dr. Michael Williams

Rotator Cuff Tendinitis (or potentially Tear) – inflammation due to microscopic muscles tears & stress

    • Workouts that are either too much or too hard, an imbalance in shoulder muscles, or poor stroke form
    • Signs & Symptoms
      • Pain may radiate down arm
      • Difficulty extending arm @ 90-degree angle
      • Arm weakness with lifting
      • Night pain
    • Treatment – unless your case is minor (PRICE), seek professional treatment as the healing process for this injury is slow due to the poor blood supply in the area
    • Prevention: avoid too much too fast & developed balanced shoulder strength...

Bummers & Bounce-Backs...

SportJourney6hb-607x421.gifOr, how to rebound after a major bummer.

By Jesse Thomas (triathlon.competitor.com)

Shortly after I started racing professionally in 2011, I made a three-year commitment to 70.3 worlds, which extended to four years after breaking my foot in 2013. It was the No. 1 focus of my entire career. But due to bad luck, injuries and many, many mistakes, I still hadn’t had the breakout performance I knew I was capable of.

But in August of 2015, the stars aligned. The Ironman 70.3 World Championship course in Austria was perfectly suited to my strengths—there was a wetsuit swim, a super hilly bike and a two-lap run to Pacman people down. Most...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

steve--fam.gifThe MTN Guys love garish Christmas Sweaters like the ones given away on the Jimmy Fallon Show. So does our good friend Steve Sander, pictured here with one of his flamboyant sweaters and his kids, Avery and The Other One. His wife Kelly is taking the picture.(She is in the photo in the top right corner with The Other One.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS

FROM MINNESOTATRINEWS.COM

Rocking in Your Training Dungeon...

indoor-trainer-workouts.gifBy O'Brien Forbes (trainingpeaks.com)

Some riders love it while others loathe it, but putting your time in on the trainer is a must for the majority of riders that are preparing for the first races of the 2016 cycling season. Riding your trainer involves more than just hopping on and turning over the pedals. There are a few key points to start thinking about now as you develop your indoor trainer plan. Getting and staying motivated and having a proper trainer set-up are pillars upon which to build your trainer workouts. If you can maintain those pillars, the final component you need is a structured training plan....

Surreal, Joyful, Eager...

peloton-chicago.gif(Great Paul Phillips / Competitive Image photo)

What does it feel like to win a World Championship title on home soil in an undefeated season?

 

By Gwen Jorgensen (gwenjorgensen.com)

 

SURREAL. I would never have ever imagined I would go undefeated this year and it is strange to sit here and find words to describe it. I don’t think it is something I will be able to grasp until my career in triathlon is over. Often Patrick and I will say to each other, “Can you believe this?” and the response is always a laugh…and a “no!”

PROMISING. Last year I debated quitting the sport after my race in Auckland. I thought I didn’t belong. At the time, Jamie and Patrick told me to take a week and just think about it and...

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