I refer to the gluteals as the body's "engine room". The glutes produce the power you need on the bike & run, and provide stability during the swim. If you're not sufficiently engaging your glutes, then you're probably overloading your hamstrings and quads. Have you ever been reduced to walking or have suffered cramps on [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
The key is stretching and rolling your feet, achilles, shins, hamstrings, quads, hips and spine.
I see so many people laying on their IT bands and foam rolling them thinking they will release tension. You won't and here's why.
with Christine Bell Too often I see clients early in the New Year with season-stalling injuries caused by overzealous training. After a 4- to 6-week romp on the holiday party circuit, they jump off the couch and into high-intensity training, only to be frustrated a few weeks later when they develop an injury. Generally these [...]
Over the years I’ve seen many athletes not achieve their full potential in races because they failed to execute a proper pre-race taper. I’ve witnessed triathletes who have not backed off enough and have arrived at the event tired and flat; I’ve also seen those who have dialed back their training too much, and dulled [...]
Most of us squeeze our training time around work, family and other life commitments. For those of you who have limited time to devote to triathlon, I'd like to share my thoughts on how to structure your workouts so that you can continue to enjoy our sport. In this video, I outline which workouts are critical to improving [...]
When one trains their fast twitch muscle fibers, they reap the greatest benefits in training and ultimately racing. Fast twitch muscle has 5 times the contracted force of a slow twitch muscle and has the ability to perform over many hours repeatedly. When one exercises at high intensity, you train your fast twitch muscles. This [...]