Sometimes, in order to survive as a triathlete, you’ve got to break the rules. You may be suffering with a severe case of the triathlon doldrums if you have any of the following signs…
Nutrition & Fitness
Insanely awesome tips for changing your body, mind and spirit as a triathlete while improving your overall health. How to eat right and improve your nutrition. How to achieve your fitness and training goals. How to deal with all of the aches and pains as well as the ups and downs along the way. And how to focus on the things that matter most while keeping a positive attitude as an athlete in training.
The two main questions you need to ask yourself before competing in your first Ironman are: Should you even consider doing an Ironman? and Are you ready for an Ironman? Let’s break down all of the factors that go into answering those questions for yourself.
If you have a recent sport injury, you’re probably wondering how this is going to affect your training. Each triathlete and each injury is unique. Returning too soon can increase your risk of re-injury or developing a chronic problem that will lead to a longer recovery. Waiting too long can lead to unnecessary de-conditioning.
Between 2 and 6 million Americans suffer serious back pain every year. At some point in their lives, 4 out of 5 adults will suffer a pain severe enough to warrant medical care. In one study of Ironman triathletes, 91% had suffered at least one soft-tissue overuse injury during the previous year’s training. Spine injuries were most common, with 72% of the triathletes reporting lower back pain.
It would be wise for every triathlete to learn more about the 4 key nutrients of triathlon nutrition. Let’s start by focusing on carbohydrates. Here’s how they work in your body when you’re competing. See which foods are highest in carb content.
You can’t change your genetics, but you may be a candidate to significantly influence your body composition to aid your performance as a triathlete. Whatever body type you have, and whatever your body fat composition, improving your power-to-weight ratio will aid you in reaching your full potential as a triathlete.
During the off-season, all triathletes face the fear of losing fitness. Here are some tips to keep you on the right track all year round.
In fact, there may be some very good reasons that you should be doing free-weight squats as a triathlete.
As an over-40 triathlete, I want to encourage you to extend your longevity and enjoyment in the sport of triathlon by viewing your age as an advantage. Here’s how…
See how Lance Armstrong turned endurance sport training into a discipline of applied science, with emphasis on the aspects of Psychology and Nutrition.
This post is about opening your eyes to cancer, the leading cause of death in America among adults under the age of 85. It happened to Lance Armstrong, a conditioned athlete. And it could happen to you.
What’s the secret to Lance Armstrong’s training?… Improve your ability to ride at your lactate threshold! Here’s how to do it.
As a triathlete, there are several ways you could apply the concept of a New Year’s Resolution to your training. Following are some tips for coming up with New Year’s Resolutions that could help you to become a better triathlete.
The secret training regimen discussed all over the Internet is called the 300 Workout. Here’s how it works and how it can benefit triathletes.
Organic food is more expensive than conventional food. So the real question is: Does the additional cost of organic food justify going organic for a triathlete? I think most triathletes would agree that the fewer additives and chemicals they put into their body the better. Here’s more…
Here are some things you can do to increase the chances that you will actually stick with triathlon as a sport, and continue to meet your short- and long-term goals.
Here’s everything you want to know about measuring and testing VO2 max.
Are you a triathlete using NSAIDs for pain relief? Are you sure you want to do that? Here’s what you need to know about the risks associated with taking NSAIDs like Advil, ibuprofen,
The best recovery tips for triathletes to practice after triathlon training sessions. Most important: rest, sleep, protein, and carbohydrates.
There is a mental and spiritual side to the sport of triathlon that is every bit as important as the physical aspects of training and competing. Here’s how to keep your self-esteem in check while training and competing in triathlons.
Though muscle cramps can come during the swim or bike portion, they are more common during the run since a person is more susceptible to fatigue or dehydration nearing the latter states of a triathlon. Here’s why you get muscle cramps, plus what you can do to prevent them, and ultimately treat them.
I’d encourage you to take some time and investigate the specifics of a sound triathlon nutrition plan. If you are a newcomer to triathlons, this may involve a major diet overhaul.
This morning when I woke up, being a triathlete felt like a burden. The triathlete blues often hit around August when you’re a little worn out, and your most important goals are still ahead of you. Your body has acquired its aches and pains, the summer heat begins to wear on you, and all kinds of frustrations get into your head. Here are some tips for dealing with triathlon blues.
What is living the Tri Life like? It’s living an ‘I Can’ life. It’s living a ‘Wellness’ life. It’s living a ‘Purposeful’ life. It’s all of that an a whole lot more. Here’s why I’m enjoying every minute of being a triathlete and what it’s like to live the Tri Life… to me.
Triathletes are especially susceptible to injuries because triathlon training and competition pushes the human body to its limits. That’s why you should incorporate an injury prevention mentality into your training. Here are some suggestions for preventing triathlete injuries, plus some homeopathic treatments for sports injuries you can try.