Coach Brenton Ford shares insights on the nuances of proper front-end technique. We appreciate his explanation for why you always want to keep your hands moving, and how gentle body rotation is critical for establishing rhythm in your stroke.
Nothing helps you build the strength, endurance and confidence required for successful triathlon swimming than the training accessories offered by FINIS.
Consider the FINIS Tempo Trainer Pro. This unobtrusive underwater metronome will help raise your turnover to the ideal 35 strokes per minute. It will also help smooth out your power curve and increase your efficiency.
Most triathletes have them in their gear bag. Olivier Poirier-Leroy takes a technical look at why swim paddles are vitalfor improving your technique.
Paddles increase stroke length andspeed. They can also refine our feel for the water and teach us to generate more power with greater efficiency.
To help ensure you’re getting the most from your paddles, check out this effective power set by coach Richard Smith.
Are you getting enough protein? This study shows that men and women endurance athletes require nearly 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight daily to ensure post-exercise recovery… Far higher than the RDA.
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Look for innovative electronic drafting detection technology, Race Ranger, to be adopted by all IRONMAN pro races, beginning in April at the 70.3 in Oceanside, CA. One can only hope that it eventually trickles down to age group competitors to finally reduce cheating… and the guesswork of officiating for it.
Carefully Curated Triathlon News for February 22, 2024Triathlon Wire2024-02-21T19:07:15-08:00