If you're an experienced cyclist, the bike section of a triathlon holds no fears. But if you haven't cycled since you were a child, a bike can seem a complicated and dangerous machine. Most triathletes start off in the sport with one weakness: for many people swimming is the leas...
Training to music has come a long way since the days of portable cassette players, and choosing the right digital music player can be a minefield of technical terms. Learn your MP3 from your WMA and your AAC from your GB with our guide to the best portable music players on the ma...
A | B | C | D | F | H | I | K | L | M | O | Q | P | R | S | T | W | AAero bars Padded elbow rests and extensions allowing a rider to lie flatter, reducing arm strain and wind resistance and increasing speed. Also known as tri bars. Aquabike A swimming stage followed by a biking s...
your outsole then this plain English jargon-buster will help.Happy hunting!
. In physiologists' jargon this is known as cardiovascular drift, an upwards trend which is caused by two factors. First, as you run your muscles are performing a lot of metabolic work, and this increases your heart rate. Second, you are likely to become a little
-down on what to look for in a heart-rate monitor – and how to get the most out of your new kit, complete with jargon-busting glossary.Get To Know Your Heart Rate MonitorTrain at your best by getting to know the ins and outs of your heart rate monitor.RW Test
Training with a heart-rate monitor may no longer be the preserve of the elite, but choosing a model perfectly suited to your needs and budget can still be a minefield of technical jargon and seductive (read expensive) features if you’re uncertain
the status of your last completed session (over-trained – needs rest and so on). Other features include multiple timers for more complex interval sets and fitness tests.Jargon-busterZone High and low heart-rate limits that you aim to stay between during a
is mentally refreshing. You don't have to worry about how you do. Go along, compete, get covered in mud and come back with a big smile on your face."Mountain-Biking Jargon ExplainedBacon: Scabs on a rider's knees (usually worn as a badge of honour) Berm: A
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