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10 commandments of injury prevention

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...

source: By Heidi Dawson
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Although more youth triathlon events are popping up nationwide, USA Triathlon, the governing body for the sport, still considers it "a very organic, grass-roots" movement. His company hosts several other youth triathlons, Shannon Kurek of HFP Racing said, but the Challenge...

source: The Columbus Dispatch

While runners and endurance athletes have long followed high-carb, low-fat diets, an increasing number are embracing the low-carb, high-fat Paleo and ketogenic diets to enhance performance. Fitness experts say the Paleo diet's emphasis...


Most triathletes are about halfway through their racing season, with many key races planned for the fall. Before your final event of the year, it's important to have at least one "practice" race, to assess where your fitness is and make any final tweaks in your training.

source: Tallahassee Democrat

The inability to swim, or at least swim more than a few yards, is the most common excuse for not trying a triathlon. Writes the author: "It's been my excuse for years, but I assure you, if I can learn almost anybody can."

source: The News Tribune

As sweat evaporates from your body, it takes some of the heat with it. Unfortunately, our body cannot store vast reserves of water or electrolytes. To keep up this cooling system, you must continue to consume water and electrolytes. If your electrolyte consumption doesn't...

source: U.S. News & World Report

They might as well call it magic. One clinic's website dubs platelet-rich plasma therapy "revolutionary." Other purveyors call it a "breakthrough"; and "a paradigm shift." The treatment involves injecting concentrated platelets,...

source: The Washington Post


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