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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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Every Dog Has Its Day

I must attract dogs Why do these furry, sometimes stupid animals have the urge to run at me on course? It’s happened twice now. Don’t get me wrong I like dogs. In fact, I have two border collies myself, but would I take them to a triathlon….NO! The first time I experienced the hurdling dog …

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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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The weight of numbers on the scales

Are you frustrated by not losing the weight? When it comes to weight loss, that number on the scale seems to hold a lot of power. If it’s not budging, frustration might set in. But sometimes the number on the scale isn’t the best way to measure progress. If you’re losing inches, but not weight, …

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60 second gap with Pro Triathlete Frederik Van Lierde

We asked Pro Triathlete Frederik Van Lierde to spend 60 seconds We had the opportunity to see what makes the 2013 Kona Ironman World Champion, Frederik (Freddie) Van Lierde tick. When he is not adding titles to his all ready impressive resume, which includes Ironman France 3 times, he is a true family man with the …

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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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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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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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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 highly effective …

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