Got Bones? Eat up – It Does the Body Good!

We don’t think much about our bones until something breaks, but as with most health issues, prevention is key. Bone mineral density (BMD) is one of several indicators of how susceptible bones are to fracture, and it is measured using Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA). A DXA scan measures three components of body composition: bone mass,…

How To Finish Ironman Triathlon Without Losing Muscle

Even though triathlon is the fastest growing sport on the planet, and the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run Ironman races sell out thousands of slots in just a few minutes, it can be a bit depressing when you realize that conventional triathlon training doesn’t really give you a nice body –…

Strength Training Specifics for Triathletes

You have all read that strength training is a positive element for triathletes to implement. The question is what type of strength work is going to maximize triathlon fitness? From P90x to Crossfit to Yoga and Pilates to “functional” strength, we can get a big confused as to what specific program can best fit the…

Weight Training: Is it Really Necessary?

Two years ago I wrote an article on this very subject. How funny it is to hear some of the same athletes asking the same questions with the same concerns so let’s go over this again… Resistance training has for the most part been linked to people like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dolf Lundgren. Some have…

Getting A Better Triathlon Body – Part 3 of 7: "How To Get A Flat Stomach"

Whether it’s a sign of health, beauty, virility, or movie star status, a flat stomach is something that many people all over the world crave. This is because a flat stomach is so hard to get, it can indicate full-body power or virility, and it is essential to powerful performance. In this article, you’ll learn…

Getting A Better Triathlon Body – Part 2 of 7

This article is Part 2 of 7 of the new “Getting A Better Body” series that I'm writing for the upcoming launch of Tri-Ripped, which you can read more about by clicking here (which will also give you access to the other 6 articles in this series) Maybe you have super skinny legs and don’t…

Getting A Better Triathlon Body – Part 1 Of 7: 3 Easy Steps To Get Nice Shoulders

Compared to their running and cycling brethren, triathletes certainly tend to have slightly more muscular shoulders. But when you actually look at a triathlon junkie from the side view, you’ll see a rather unsightly phenomenon: a hunched back, slouched shoulders, and ugly curvature in the upper spine. These slumping triathlon shoulders (which can turn into…

Three Reasons Triathletes Should Strength Train in the Offseason

If you reflect on your year of triathlon training and competition, you will probably agree that you put in a ton of volume and intensity. Your body is thanking you for taking a few months off before you break it down again. This brings up a great opportunity to understand the importance of how to…

Get A Triathlete Butt

One common imbalance among triathletes is a weak butt – a result of a combination of a “sitting” profession that keeps the butt muscles turned off all day long, followed by running, cycling and swimming with those inactivated butt muscles. As a result, triathletes experience overuse injuries of the joints below the butt, along with…

Four for your Core

Attachment Size 4_for_your_core.pdf 83.64 KB All three disciplines of triathlon require core stabilization and strength. Strong core musculature allows you as an athlete to keep your body streamline in the water, maintain a comfortable bike position and complete an efficient run. Core strength will also assist with generating, absorbing and stabilizing forces which occur during…

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