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...
Having a racing rival can make you run significantly faster, research from New York University discovered. The study found that runners who competed in a race with at least one rival present cut almost eight seconds per mile off their pace—which would allow them to...
Triathletes love their gear, and that doesn't stop at bike and run accessories. Paddles, fins, snorkels and pull buoys are all swim aids (aka pool toys) often used in the water. But do triathletes rely on these tools a little too much?
Pro triathletes don't just focus on their training regimens; they also carefully plan their post-training or race nutrition to maximize their ability to recover and boost their immune systems. As cold season approaches, pay special attention to your nutritional choices to...
Now that long course season has ended, some swimmers will take a break from the pool. If you take advantage of this natural break in the swimming season to increase your strength, it will pay off in big dividends as you start to race in the new year and into next year’s...
If you're after general conditioning, maintaining existing muscle mass and keeping body fat to a minimum, you're going to need to make a focus on balancing both cardio and weight training. The key is to make sure that one complements the other.
Katie Ledecky swept USA Swimming's Athlete of the Year and Performance of the Year awards thanks to her record-breaking efforts for the second straight year. Ledecky, 17 and a high school senior, broke a world record five times over a two-month stretch.
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