upper-body strength and power. Elite training tips Again, start by introducing short sessions into your training regime and gradually increase.Other swimming aids to consider when training for a triathlon are pull buoys, kick boards and fins, which all
exploits and his run-to-bike and bike-to-run sessions have proved to be highly successful.Be specificIn triathlon it makes sense to train for the swim-to-bike transition as well as the bike-to-run part of an event. They both pose their own set of challenges
You may think you're swimming well but there may be an aspect of your technique you know is not quite right - legs too low in the water, perhaps, or too much bending of the knee. Simply swimming more is not going to address these problems. You need
them forward. To achieve the most efficient stroke you must maximise your pull and push through the water. Swim efficiencyForcing your arms/hands to cross the midline of your body, commonly known as crossover, simply wastes effort because your arms
this before. I'm two months along the path of trying to turn myself into a decent swimmer - or at least one good enough to stay with the pack in the swim leg of a triathlon - and everyone who's had a look at my front crawl so far has reached the same
Q. I’m a strong swimmer but I struggle with sea events. Any ideas why?A. Alongside my academic work, I’ve been a beach lifeguard since the mid-90s and one major change I’ve seen is an increasing number of triathletes moving their regular swim
and Run In England leader, and also oversees the Parachute Regiment selection process. He has sub-1:00 Ironman swims to his name and regularly competes in triathlons and challenge events.
Man Triathlon and her local Southwater Relay. "I ride the route beforehand if I can," she says. "I've driven courses before, just to get an idea of what I'm in for. It helps me to know what's around the next corner. I swim regularly in the lake I'll be racing
swimming session. They safely and gently absorb the water from inside your ears to clear the canal quickly, thus avoiding irritation and infections that result from waterlogged ears.I experimented with ClearEars after my next earplug-less swim. The process
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