Do you Warm Up And Cool Down When You Do Your Swim Workouts?

Do you Warm Up And Cool Down When You Do Your Swim Workouts?

Do you Warm Up And Cool Down When You Do Your Swim Workouts?

Many of you just hop in the pool and swim a few hundred easy yards of freestyle before starting into their main set. Is there a better way to approach your swim sessions? Try a double arm backstroke with or without fins for your warm up and cool down and see if you notice a difference.

Shorter Races. Why They Are Good For You.

Shorter Races. Why They Are Good For You.

Shorter Races. Why They Are Good For You.

Throughout the year, there are countless IRONMAN and 70.3 events, ultra-marathons and ultra-long cycling events to choose from and it’s easy to get caught in a routine of competing at long distances only. However, we would encourage you to add a couple of shorter races during your season—even if your “A” races are at IRONMAN or 70.3 distances, marathons/ultramarathons or alike.

Supplementation. Is it really worth it? 

Supplementation. Is it really worth it? 

Supplementation. Is it really worth it?

A search on the internet or a quick look through a fitness magazine will showcase some supplement or another claiming to boost your performance and recovery. Cod liver oil, co-enzyme Q10, Glucosamine, Vitamin D, Vitamin B complex, whey protein, the examples could go on and on. What do they have in common? They have all made the list. The main difference between branded and real-food options is the ingredients list and the way in which they are marketed. The question here though is how many of these are actually useful to us? Do we actually need additional supplementation as an endurance athlete?

Why body composition matters more than you think…

Why body composition matters more than you think…

Why body composition matters more than you think…Interpreting lactate values the right way

By Sebastian Weber


When using VO2max and VLamax as markers for aerobic and glycolytic performance, it is important to differentiate and account them for a specific body composition. 

How to Maximize the Athlete & Coach Relationship to Achieve Your Fitness/Race Goals

How to Maximize the Athlete & Coach Relationship to Achieve Your Fitness/Race Goals

How to Maximize the Athlete & Coach Relationship to Achieve Your Fitness/Race Goals

Athletes hire a coach to make lifer easier and to allow fitness gains to come more readily. However, most athletes make the process far more difficult on themselves and it usually results in not achieving their full potential. A coach is supposed to take the guess work out of your training and racing program for the entire season and blend your everyday life with the workouts and races, so you can have more free time and arrive at your goal event feeling fresh, fit and confident. In the following paragraphs I’ll lay out how every athlete can maximize their fitness potential by maximizing the relationship with their coach & the training plan that is developed specifically for you.

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.