Posts by Skye Young

How to Correct Sinking Hips in your Swim Stroke

Sink or swim Hip sinking is one of the most common issues for triathletes. When your hips are well below the water line your legs will drag. Dragging means you now have to work a lot harder to keep your body close to the surface of the water. Even a good arm action will see…

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Triathlon Race Day Guidelines

Pre race expectations Your first triathlon should be about finishing, not time orientated. You’ll feel overwhelmed in transition when you rack your bike and lay down your equipment. Your head will spin. Expect a lot of testosterone flying around, genetically enhanced humans, shaved bodies, an air of arrogance, name dropping and typical triathlon war stories.…

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Your First Triathlon Race

A triathletes mindset Race day makes no promises and when you are competing in three different disciplines within one race, a lot can happen. From small issues like leaky goggles to bigger problems like a flat tire or bad weather, you have to be ready to adapt. Instead of expecting a perfect race, be flexible…

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10 ways triathlon can help improve your health

Improve your health There are many ways triathlon can help improve your health. Here are my picks for the top 10 health and social benefits you’ll gain from triathlon training. We’ve already discussed how to prepare your body for triathlon, now we cover the benefits of improved health. Loose weight. Swimming, cycling and running are all…

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How to prepare your body for triathlon training

Prepare your body for triathlon training To prepare your body for triathlon isn’t as daunting as you may think. In fact, you can go from the couch to finishing a sprint distance triathlon in 12 weeks. If your fitness has been dormant for awhile allow at least 12 weeks for your body to adapt and…

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Effective Recovery

How to effectively recover? There are many ways to enhance recovery. The absolute best form of recovery is active recovery. Get up and move, walk or stretch. Basically do anything other then remain sedatory for long periods. Travelling home after an event cramped up in a plane or car can be the worst form of…

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Food as fuel

Fueling guidelines for triathletes A solid nutrition strategy will help your body make the most out of your hours training. Athletes training for non-endurance events (anything under 2 hours) need not carb restrict or carb load. Nutrition for non-endurance events are less complicated and involve simple, clean eating. Here are my recommendations to fuel the…

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How to carb load before an event

How to carb load before an event? Carb loading is a proven way to maximise race day performance. Racing triathlon at intensity for endurance events must be fueled primarily by carbohydrates. We know that the body is able to store only enough glycogen (carbohydrate in its stored form) for around 90 minutes of hard racing.…

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Functional Threshold Power

What is an FTP? FTP stands for Functional Threshold Power – put simply it is a measure of fitness. It represents the power measured in watts that you could theoretically sustain for around an hour. Its the single metric to scale workouts in a quest to keep your fitness growing. By measuring your fitness and assigning…

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Protein balls post workout

My big, fat protein bliss balls This recipe is so easy. It takes 15 minutes to combine, process, roll and eat. Grab your food processor and add: Ingredients: 3 cups of unsalted cashews 2 cups pitted medjool dates 2 tbsp coconut oil 2 tbsp cacao powder 2 tbsp hemp protein powder 2 tbsp chia seeds…

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