; the parasympathetic is concerned with resting and digestion. In triathlon terms, sympathetic is hammering down the road; parasympathetic is taking a break at a rest stop. Chronic stress throws them off-kilter, so you spend too much time in ramped-up mode, which can
Neck painTen neck massages over 10 weeks. Sound good? People with chronic neck pain reported a 55 per cent improvement after this regimen, according to a study in the Clinical Journal of Pain. They even scored 39 per cent better on the worst-sounding test ever, the Neck Disabilit...
One of the great joys of triathlon is that it gives you the perfect excuse to travel all over the world to take part in races. But if you don't make plans and take precautions you can easily fall victim to sickness or injury and all your hard work
between being comfortable or stressed in your race - and that translates into precious seconds and peak performance. Health and safetyCarolyn Hewett, winner of the 2009 TIMEX WomenOnly Triathlon, is extremely short sighted. "At my first Ironman
you stay healthy. A poor recovery strategy can lead to fatigue, chronic tiredness, muscle soreness, poor sleep and increased susceptibility to infections and injury. Recovery in the body involves a complex process of adaptation to the physical stress
the pretence of ‘relaxing’ – and the use of ‘active relaxation’ in your training programme. Many studies have concluded that lowered stress levels as a result of active relaxation lead to improved health, not just in terms of heart and blood pressure conditions
. This is the worlds greatest thoracic spine stretch on RWIC http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/health/video-stretch-on-holiday/9575.htmlQ4. Are there any stretches you can recommend for a triathlete who ends up with massive knots in the top of her shoulders about half way
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