Posts by: Trevor

Pain, Progress, Passion

Pain, Progress, Passion

Does fear run your life? It’s easy to react to what we think will happen. Believing future outcomes drives our behaviors. “Knowing” an activity will cause physical or emotional pain drives some to try harder. Others succumb to failure before getting started. What fuels your progress? When does passion overcome fear and drive success?

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Why Change Your Oil or Rotate Your Tires?

Why Change Your Oil or Rotate Your Tires?

Your body is the vehicle that moves you. Think of it as a car. Do you change your oil before blowing a gasket? Should you rotate and replace the tires or wait until they cause other issues you don’t quite understand? What makes you trust your mechanic? You’ve spent years beefing up or breaking down the way your body moves. Nuts…

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Triathlete Swimmers: Introduce Your Hands to Your Feet

Triathlete Swimmers: Introduce Your Hands to Your Feet

Too often, triathlete swimmers are told they don’t need to kick. Not kicking is justified as the wetsuit will keep their legs floating, it will conserve energy for the swim, or other seemingly logical rationale. Plain and simple, kicking by itself doesn’t have the same propulsion for the energy it consumes as the pulling component of the freestyle stroke. Alright,…

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Injury Symptoms: Chicken or the Egg

Injury Symptoms: Chicken or the Egg

As fitness enthusiasts and endurance athletes, we push our bodies hard for fun.  At times, this will lead to all kinds of aches, pains, and weird body symptoms.  Too often, movement and medical professionals get caught up on the symptoms of injury, ignoring the root cause. Now that may sound confusing so let’s look a bit deeper into the difference…

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When Swimming Drills Don’t Work

When Swimming Drills Don’t Work

Unfortunately, working harder doesn’t always mean we get faster. Every athlete’s body moves a bit differently. It’s important to know how your body moves in all directions within your sport. Then, you need to know the most effective movement patterns for that sport. With this knowledge, drills can be designed that will maximize your improvements and reduce the risk of…

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Wandering, Lost, or Enjoying the Ride

Wandering, Lost, or Enjoying the Ride

We all have ups and downs in life. Whether it’s emotional, physical, professional or financial, the opportunity to overcome, learn and grow is clear.  Personally, I’ve experienced and continue to experience all three. Each time I choose to learn from said experiences, the stronger the comeback. At the same time, the motivation and understanding of each upswing evolves. By keeping…

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What’s the Deal with Orthotics?

What’s the Deal with Orthotics?

There are all different types of orthotics depending on your individual needs and budget.  When looking at orthotics, consider cost, function and the science of successful orthotics. Orthotics enable your foot to interact better with the ground. Whether it’s a $10 generic insert, “custom selected” drugstore device (about $50), heat molded retail type ($50-$125), “step in custom” casting or “hand…

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What Motivates You?

What Motivates You?

Ever wonder why some people seem to be driven to excel while others are content to live at a much slower pace? Success is subjective so whatever your definition, being successful doesn’t boil down to luck. Circumstances provide you with opportunities, it’s how you choose to respond to those opportunities that will make the difference. As a triathlon and strength…

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Tritonman Triathlon

Tritonman Triathlon

Tritonman Sprint Triathlon 2013 Mission Bay February 24, 2013 Going In FINALLY a race to put all of the offseason training to the test. Tritonman is the first triathlon for my season after finishing on a high note last year. I spent more time in the water in the last few months than I likely did all of 2012, so…

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