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Don’t Let Your Tool Get You in Trouble

Don’t Let Your Tool Get You in Trouble

Don’t let your tool get you in trouble. Athletes like to use tools to enhance performance. Whether it’s a heart rate monitor, pull buoy, or base building, all tools can get you in trouble if not used appropriately. When the tool becomes a crutch, when we can only “perform” while using the tool, it becomes a bandaid rather than performance…

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Triathlon Coaching Versus Triathlon Training

Triathlon Coaching Versus Triathlon Training

Triathlon Coaching Versus Triathlon Training Is there a difference between triathlon coaching versus triathlon training? What is the difference between triathlon coaching and triathlon training? Does training versus coaching matter to you? The terms are used interchangeably. Should they be? Triathlon: a : an athletic contest that is a long-distance race consisting of three phases (as swimming, bicycling, and running)…

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Have You Met Your Head? Friend or Foe?

Have You Met Your Head? Friend or Foe?

Insights and interpretations inspire. Experience shapes our perceptions. When unconscious becomes conscious, we can change our reality. Have You Met Your Head? Our hearts are our emotions. And, emotions are fueled by the way we choose to see the world, our experiences, and the unconscious response to our conscious choices. Do you balance the emotional connection for success? Does unconscious desire limit your…

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Running: Every Technique is Right

Running: Every Technique is Right

Take a second to watch a few different people run. Focus on their shoulder movements. Do they all look the same? What do you notice is different? Every part of your body has a role in movement. Most of us don’t understand what does what, in our body, and how parts work together. How then, do we know which techniques,…

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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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