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Using Stretch Cords to Help Master the High Elbow Set

In this edition of Workout Wednesday powered by Bioastin, I'd like to introduce a simple drill that delivers great results. There are many drill variations that you can perform with stretch cords to help you improve your freestyle swimming technique. I typically start my athletes with this one, because it isolates and replicates the unnatural movement required for the vital [...]

When Can I Return to Running After a Race?

After a demanding triathlon like a 70.3 or full-distance IRONMAN, we all know the feeling of that post-race hobble. As your body recovers, it's okay to swim and cycle within 2 days after the event, but don't jump back into running too quickly. Athletes who return to running too soon after a race will often feel flat, tired [...]

How to Nail Your Swim Race Pace

Most age groupers look to "just get through" the swim so they can compete on the bike and run. I think this is a mistake. The swim is the perfect time to set the tone of your race, and start out confident and strong without depleting your energy for the bike and run. The first mistake I [...]

Weekly Speed Workout for Faster Cycling

Long slow cycling workouts during the race season will not get you stronger or faster on the bike. Training slowly guarantees that you'll be racing slowly. Most of us know that sinking feeling when a competitor passes us and we can’t respond to their pace. Don’t let that be you! For athletes racing all distances, it’s important to mix [...]

5 Tips For a Swim Split PR

In this edition of Workout Wednesday powered by Bioastin, I share some of my proven tips for improving your race day swim splits. Practicing open water swimming is an important component of your triathlon training. Here are some of my favorite tips to make sure you are prepared and ready for a personal best in [...]

Maximize Your Core Strength With This Push Up Series

For this Workout Wednesday powered by Bioastin, I wanted to share one of the best exercises you can do to anywhere. I recommend this push up series for all of my athletes to help with core stabilization and core strength. Having a strong core will help you across your swim, bike and run disciplines. Give [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|Strength, Training, Training Articles, Videos, Workout Wednesday|0 Comments

Swimming Faster: Back Flutter Kick with No Fins

I like to do kicking drills and this one will work your core and your concentration. The key is not to have too much flexion in your knees. Doing flutter kick on your back without fins increases your awareness of the pressure on the top of your foot which ultimately helps when you are doing [...]

By | February 14th, 2018|ATV, BioAstin, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Videos, Workout Wednesday|0 Comments