Injury prevention strategies are big business in professional sports. This is due to the cost in terms of treatment and playing time lost when an injury occurs. But it's not just professional athletes who should be taking injury prevention seriously. Even for an amateur...
A study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that starting a regular exercise regimen significantly boosts a person's pain tolerance. After six weeks, the exercisers boosted their pain tolerance while the control group did not.
For a tough end-of-summer workout finisher, hop into the pool and try the SEAL Swim Challenge. Former Navy SEAL Stew Smith helps his athletes improve their conditioning by challenging them to swim hard for 15 minutes after their workouts.
Your racing strategy depends on many variables, including your confidence in open water, how progressed you are in your swim training and how tired or fresh you want to feel for your bike leg. Pro Anna Cleaver offers up some nuggets of advice on how to get the best out of...
Weeks after graduating from Medford High School, Helen Johns Carroll was just 17 when she swam the second leg of the women's 400-meter freestyle relay team that won the gold medal and set a world record at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Carroll, who was believed...
You might be a fish in the pool, where visibility is clear, waves are nonexistent, and a handy wall clock tracks your pace. But swimming in open water is another beast entirely. For first-timers and seasoned vets alike, here are elite triathlon coach Matt Dixon's tips for...
Colorado State University graduate Steve Mantell's win at the USA Triathlon National Championships capped impressive back-to-back weekends for local triathletes. If Boulder, Colorado, belongs to the professional triathletes, then Fort Collins, Colorado, is home to the age-groupers.
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