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20 minute whole body kettlebell workout

Skye Young / April 22, 2020
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60 seconds with Pro Triathlete Lionel Sanders

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Fuel your engine right and perform better with more energy

Fuel your engine right and perform better with more energy

Fuel for thought. Fuel your engine right and performing better at triathlon is guaranteed. Diet and lifestyle work together to produce the best possible athlete. As a triathlete you have established a healthy lifestyle incorporating weekly strength, swim, bike and run workouts. You go to bed early and rise early to get 8 hours sleep. …

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Consistency will make your hard workout your warm up

Consistency is the key. What you do every day matters more then what you do every once in a while. Consistency is the most critical parameter to training success. It’s the secret weapon that helps you level the playing field between you and your more gifted peers. In fact, it’s the best kind of secret …

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Pyramid down swim set

Swim session. To be used in the base phase of training. It has descending distances with a variation in effort and includes pull, paddle and strength work. It could also be used for an easier swim session during a recovery week. This set builds your aerobic endurance enabling you to exercise continuously for longer periods …

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New to triathlon – what you need to know

Getting started. If you’re new to triathlon there are a few MUST DO’S! First timers sometimes attempt to self coach. Often I hear the newbie say, “I’m swimming 750 metres” or “I’ve been cycling 20km” in prep for my sprint distance. I commend anyone having a lash, but triathlon is a complex sport. When you …

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Gain a powerful stroke by mastering the art of the pull buoy

A triathletes favourite pool toy. The pull buoy is a basic piece of swimming equipment used to improve a swimmers power. It’s my favourite pool toy. Typically held between the thighs to float the hips and give you a better body position in the water. Your body will be streamline and drag will be reduced. The …

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Best granola recipe by Tara Leanne Nutrition

Mum’s Granola Recipe. This recipe is the best granola recipe for anyone wanting to eat wholesome, real honest food. A nutritious breakfast for post training recovery. Full of fibre, iron, magnesium, protein, zinc and packed with taste. After a hard morning cycling, sit down to a hot coffee and this golden granola served with yummy …

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Jump in open water and swim to gain a better swim time

There is a distinct difference between pool and open water swimming. To improve you must jump into the open water and swim to better your swim time. Fact. Open water swimming is very different from pool lap swimming. Many triathletes religiously complete their pool swim sessions each week in prep for their upcoming race, but …

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Classic and costly triathlon mistakes

Spectacular triathlon mistakes. Triathlon offers the opportunity for spectacular mistakes. It’s the nature of the beast. A complex sport that gives rise to athletes making mistakes. One athlete shares their most embarrassing moment…..when they thought someone else’s gear was their gear. One Tri Life athlete recalls that in their first Sprint Triathlon they racked their …

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Four kids and training for a half ironman with dirty nappies in between

Four kids and training for a half ironman. I was inspired to write this blog by my sister-in-law. From the outside looking in she suggested it could be an interesting read. So here goes. Yes the title is correct. We have four children, Noah 9, Ava 7, Cedar 6 and Eden 6 months. And yes …

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What to Expect when Triathlon Training?

What to expect from triathlon training If I said, ‘just go swim, bike, run and you’ll be ready for your first triathlon,’ I’d be discrediting the complexity of the sport. I’ll explain what to expect from each discipline. There is an enormous amount to grasp when you start triathlon training. You’ll either love it, or it’ll be …

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