Holiday Parties and maintaining weight – Is that possible?

Holiday Parties and maintaining weight – Is that possible?

Holiday Parties and maintaining weight – Is that possible?

Hypothetical Scenario:

There are a few holiday parties coming up and I’m worried that it’s going to derail my current eating habits and potentially put on weight. My goal is to avoid that state and come out of the holiday season strong and ready for next year. What do I do and what is the best approach during the weeks ahead?

Potential Performance Effects with a Vegan Diet

Potential Performance Effects with a Vegan Diet

Potential Performance Effects with a Vegan Diet

We received several questions from people about a vegan diet and the impact on performance in endurance sports. We understand and respect that some people decide to implement a vegan nutritional approach for ethical reasons & you will not hear an argument from us. However, if you are considering becoming a vegan purely for overall health and fitness reasons, then we recommend keeping an open mind to alternate options, so you do not compromise performance and recovery at critical times. Here are some tips on how to optimize your diet for improving fitness and also advice should you still choose a 100% vegan diet.

Your wetsuit and the right fit

Your wetsuit and the right fit

Your wetsuit and the right fit

In triathlon, the swim oftentimes does not get enough attention. Some simple basics can make a positive experience during your race or a brick workout that begins with an open water swim. For some, the next bullet points are known fundamentals, feel free to move on with your day. Others may think this information is beneficial and should continue reading.

Small steps (sometimes with obstacles ...) for big fitness gains

In sports, as in other areas of life, one of the best ways to achieve big results is with small and incremental gains over time. Instead of trying to achieve an epic outcome, channel your focus on daily improvements. After weeks, months, years, you will be astonished that these initial small progressions result in significant gains....

Check out how one of our athletes is on his way to mastering it. Not only does he see performance improvements, but he also has FUN (most of the time) with his journey and is able to incorporate family, life and work, even if it does not always go as planned. 

Thanks, Genki, for sharing your passion, check out his video here

Hot Temperatures - Should You Adjust Your Power On The Bike?

Hot Temperatures - Should You Adjust Your Power On The Bike?

Hot Temperatures - Should You Adjust Your Power On The Bike?

One of the biggest opponents athletes have is heat, no matter if it is during training or on race day…it can be equally challenging. According to research conducted by Stanford University, humans achieve only 20-30% mechanical efficiency cycling with the majority of the energy being produced being lost as heat. Taking this a step further, anaerobic threshold power output declines as air temperature increases. Putting this into perspective, how does this information impact training and racing approaches? We provide you with two options including additional insight

General Nutrition & Hydration Guidelines

General Nutrition & Hydration Guidelines

General Nutrition & Hydration Guidelines

Below we have assembled some genericbullet points to keep your nutrition and hydration on track. The first section is specific to your training sessions, while the second section references your daily nutrition that supports the physiological adaptations that your hard work contributes to creating. If either training, or daily nutrition are not optimized, or worse ignored, then the gains in fitness that you seek will not be fully realized. This requires that you put some thought into your plans for fueling yourself during workouts/races and during the remaining parts of each day…

Why EASY workouts are so important & why you should do more of them

Why EASY workouts are so important & why you should do more of them

Why EASY workouts are so important & why you should do more of them

     Having been an endurance coach for 16 years now, by far the most difficult aspect of my job has been to convince athletes that you get faster by going slower. The athletes that fully buy into this concept are the ones that have much more long term success from sprint triathlons to ultra-marathons and IRONMAN

Become A Better Athlete During Post Season - Part III

Become A Better Athlete During Post Season - Part III

Become A Better Athlete During Post Season - Part III: Training Niggles

As we go through the season we can develop niggling injuries such as little hotspots in our knee, hip, feet, low back, shoulder etc. We tend to ignore those symptoms and adapt to deal with them even though we are not a 100%. Use the post season to resolve injuries and be diligent about your treatment.