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Off Season Swim Challenge


Off Season Swim Challenge by Coach Stacee Seay “You must UNLEARN what you have LEARNED.” ~Yoda Jedi Master Yoda knows you have to sometimes forget what you know to learn something else. As creatures of habit we tend to take some “time off” from our swim training as the race season winds down. As athletes, … Continued

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Blood Flow Restriction: Rehab & Fitness Applications


Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training is an exercise technique that manipulates the body’s circulatory system, and when combined with exercise, produces rapid gains in strength and fitness using light-weights in a very short period of time.

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Learning the Power Meter Language


Learning the Power Meter Language By Coach Sarah Portella You look at your workout for the day and stare blankly at it. Described below it says something about your percent of FTP and then something about NP and TSS. What?! Whether you have been training with power for a while, or new to it, having … Continued

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Swim Technique Drills


Swim Technique Drills By Coach Tom Manzi  You’re committed to your training plan, but are you committed to working on the skills necessary to improve your form and technique?  Doing drills may seem mundane and time consuming, but if you spend a little time working drills into your workouts, you will only benefit long term.  … Continued

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The Difference Between Neutral & Support Shoes


The Difference Between Neutral & Support Shoes by Coach Sarah Portella Running shoes.  As runners and triathletes you know that getting the right shoe is important to help you protect your feet, run faster, and prevent injury. But how do you know what shoe is best? There are two basic categories of (good) running shoes: … Continued

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Keeping Motivated When the Weather Turns Bad


Keeping Motivated When the Weather Turns Bad by Colleen Sager Now that racing season is under way, and every part of the country is facing the strangest weather we’ve seen in many years, it seems appropriate to talk about how to get and stay motivated when the weather conditions are less than ideal. I’m sure … Continued

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Muscular Force


Muscular Force by Coach Craig Cecil   Force refers to the ability to apply strength to water, pedals and ground. Somewhat necessary for triathletes. It is considered to be one of the key basic abilities necessary to participate (not just compete) in swimming, cycling and running events.  In his latest edition of The Triathletes Training … Continued

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Big Issues with the Big Toe


Big Issues with the Big Toe By Brad Perry, PT, MS, SMTC, FAAOMPT Many runners don’t realize what an important role the big toe plays in stabilizing the foot both during push-off and when the foot hits the ground. There’s a reason the big toe is also called the great toe: if it lacks strength, … Continued

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Cause and Effect Swimming


Cause and Effect Swimming By Coach Stacee Seay Swim Smooth Certified and Bolton Endurance Master Coach   Why do I feel out of breath when I swim? Why does it feel like my legs are dragging in the water? Why can’t I swim straight? These are a few very common questions asked by triathletes since … Continued

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