Training for a triathlon can mean months of intense physical fitness drills. The training you focus on generally revolves around the three events you will participate in: swimming, cycling and running. Our bodies and muscles have memory and can eventually remember and grow accustomed to the same training routine if you do it over and over again. The best thing to do if you experience a plateau is to flip your fitness routine on its head. There are many ways to go about this, but one excellent way is to do cross-training, a great example being an in home workout called Les Mills PUMP.Read more
Weighted vests are a very versatile piece of equipment. They are used by many professionals around the world, from sprinters to mixed martial arts fighters. If you are thinking about training with a weighted vest on, you are doing yourself a big favor regardless of what sport you practice.
Here are some of the pros and cons to consider before trying one out for yourself.Read more
It’s a proven fact that working out or training while listening to music decreases the amount of effort you perceive to be exerting. So, the next time you hop in the pool for a quick lap session you’ll want to be sure to take your tunes with you. The problem is there are so many headphone and MP3 manufacturers touting their devices as waterproof or water resistant that it’s hard to know which one to choose.Read more
If you are seriously into running, it can be hard to put in all the road hours you want to, because running can be tough on the body. Even with the best cushioned shoes you can buy, sometimes it just makes more sense to get on your bike or make your way down to the local sports center to use the swimming pool. And it’s a great relief to switch to a little cross-training which is low-impact, to give your joints a rest. One good way to ease yourself into cross-training is to buy an exercise bike. I bought the Reebok iBike 2.1, and this article is my review, but also aims to give a glimmer of hope to those owners who are at their wit’s end trying to decipher the assembly instructions!Read more
Timex offers a terrific line of heart rate monitors for active individuals and athletes. A Timex heart rate monitor is ideal for joggers and sports enthusiasts. Men and women can use the device to track their performance while working out at the gym, running laps or jogging and cycling outdoors. For optimizing your progress in your triathlon training, monitoring your body data is essential.Read more