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How Can I Expedite My Recovery from an Ironman Race?

I’m in Kona right now, along with thousands of athletes, fans, media and industry bigshots… eagerly awaiting this Saturday’s IRONMAN World Championship. This is the ideal time for me to answer a question that I’m frequently asked: How can I best return to training immediately after my race? Here’s my 5-day prescription for the vast [...]

By |2017-10-11T01:49:20-07:00October 11th, 2017|Articles, Ask The Man, Bike, BioAstin, Ironman, Racing, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles|

4 Shortcuts to Faster Open Water Swims

It’s frustrating when you do the work in the pool to improve your swim splits and then -- during a race -- discover that your open water splits are much slower than you expected! The key to improving in the open water is to replicate open water race scenarios in your training. Try these sessions and drills in [...]

By |2017-08-29T08:44:56-07:00August 29th, 2017|Ask The Man, ATV, FINIS, HUUB, Racing, Swim, Training, Training Articles|

Ask The Man: What About My Nutrition Strategy in Hot Weather?

Amanda from Tampa recently asked me: Should I adjust my caloric intake during really hot and humid conditions? If so, how? If you're planning to race in hot weather, then you've probably already given quite a bit of thought to your hydration.  But what about your caloric intake? Watch my short video... my answer might [...]

By |2017-08-01T17:53:39-07:00August 1st, 2017|Ask The Man, Nutrition, Racing, Training, Training Articles|

6 Tips to Live a Long & Healthy Life

This shot was recently taken of my dad, Verne, and me. My dad turned 93 on June 19th. He’s always been a huge supporter of me and my kids: attending and organizing swim meets, water polo matches and coming to Kona for most of my races... and, of course, doing all of things dads do that [...]

Ask The Man™: 3 Tips for Success in Kona

Lately I’ve been getting numerous requests from triathletes who want insights on how to race — and not just complete — the Hawaii IRONMAN. This is a massive topic (and I’ll be presenting very detailed advice as October nears) but, for now, check out this video where I provide 3 fundamental tips that are helpful in [...]

Ripped! 12 Tips to Achieve Your Ideal Racing Weight

I'm frequently asked about the best ways to attain your ideal racing weight. As triathletes, we must strive to attain that perfect balance between lean body mass, power and immune health (it does no good to drop so much weight that we get a cold during race week, or if we feel dead trying to run up [...]

By |2019-05-01T06:12:50-07:00April 12th, 2017|Articles, Ask The Man, Bike, Nutrition, Run, Strength, Swim, Training, Training Articles|

Workout Wednesday with BioAstin: Alleviating Hamstring and Low Back Tightness

Hi Dave, I finished my first Olympic-distance triathlon in October 2016 and my left hamstring and lower back have become tighter and more aggravated during the off-season. Can neck tightness and lower back stiffness on the bike be resolved with core exercises like yoga? I also have left leg tightness through my hamstring, piriformis, quads, [...]

By |2017-04-05T11:54:19-07:00April 5th, 2017|Articles, Ask The Man, Bike, Run, Strength, Training, Training Articles|
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