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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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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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