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Only Doing Freestyle in Your Swim Workouts is a Waste of Time

Triathletes that include backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly into their workouts along with practicing different pulling and kicking patterns will gain training and racing benefits above and beyond their competitors. I strongly believe that only practicing freestyle is a waste of time. Adding different strokes around your freestyle sets will help make you a stronger and [...]

By |2018-01-31T14:44:09-06:00January 31st, 2018|Articles, Ask The Man, FINIS, Swim, Training, Training Articles|

HIIT Holiday Workout Series: 45 Minute Swim Session

The holiday season is upon us and between the days being shorter, holiday parties, and family obligations, triathlon training often takes a backseat to life. This is okay! Finding balance in the off-season and during the holidays is very important. Although, it's also very important not to skip training all together and take the whole [...]

By |2017-12-06T12:51:11-06:00December 6th, 2017|BioAstin, FINIS, HUUB, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|

Eliminate the Wiggle for Faster Swimming

Have you ever noticed triathletes who display a pronounced hip wag as they swim freestyle? Throughout my years of coaching, it has been common for me to observe this "hip wag" in emerging and experienced swimmers alike.  Trust me, doing the hula slows you down!  Fortunately we can focus on a few areas to eliminate this common [...]

By |2017-10-25T08:31:15-06:00October 25th, 2017|BioAstin, FINIS, HUUB, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Uncategorized|

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 |2017-08-29T08:44:56-06:00August 29th, 2017|Ask The Man, ATV, FINIS, HUUB, Racing, Swim, Training, Training Articles|

How to Find a Higher Gear in Your Swim

Training for the swim leg of a triathlon takes purposeful practice; too many triathletes simply swim mindless meters and then can't understand why they're not getting faster. Understanding the nuances of how the swim leg typically develops -- and being able to anticipate the tactics of your competitors -- are valuable skills that result from deliberate training. [...]

By |2017-08-22T22:15:49-06:00August 22nd, 2017|Articles, ATV, BioAstin, FINIS, HUUB, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|