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Swimming Sweet Spots

The Critical Role of Technique Chances are if you’re reading this article you’re aware that in swimming technique is a critical component and the ability to maintain technique at intensity is essentially what separates a good swimmer from a bad one.   The reason its critical is that without good […]

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Protected: Racestrong S&C Plan 2017

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How’s your off season going?

So you’ve hopefully signed up for your first events next year, and you may have even thought about your training plan shapes up. If its anything like most it probably means no serious volume till the new year – time to put your feet up then? You can, but you’re missing a […]

The Bastion at Hever Castle – Castle Triathlon Series

Race Date – 10/07/16 Report By Stuart Wood Introduction Having completed my 1st Ironman this time last year, it is fair to say I caught the long course bug! So within one month of completing it I was searching for my 2016 race. Having shelled out a small fortune travelling […]

5 easy ways to upgrade your training

Originally when I wrote this article it was going to be called “5 Easy ways to upgrade your training plan”. Of course we nearly missed 1 critical upgrade for a huge number of athletes     1. Have a Plan Most Triathletes will have at some point followed a training plan. The […]

Prioritise your training & the 80/20 rule

Does this sound familiar you start the week with a plan of all the workouts you are going to complete, it’s a great plan with one challenging workout after another. Your going to be a hero. By Wednesday you’ve started making compromises either skipping sessions or not putting out the efforts […]

HIIT Indoor Cycling – Flying 40’s

THE CONCEPT If your looking to boost your Vo2 Max or shock the muscles into producing some more power short duration intervals can have a big role in improving your training.   THE WORKOUT Below is a sample 40 minute flying 40’s workout with 1 set included targeted at an […]

Running Session – 100m Strideouts

THE CONCEPT Perfect for inclusion as an element of a mid-week running session all year around strideouts are a great little speed booster. Stride outs are an easy to perform running drill where you’re looking to improve your form and mechanics. Perfect as a build set between running drills and harder conditioning sets […]

Running; The Key Muscle Groups for an Efficient Stride

An efficient running stride is observed in the well placed and identical nature of their stride pattern. If the muscles are all well-trained and functioning correctly every stride will be near identical with speed and rhythm naturally following. An inefficient stride pattern is often observed in new runners where due […]

Swimming: The Key Muscle Groups in the Freestyle Stroke.

A large number of muscle groups are active to varying degrees in the freestyle stroke primarily used by triathletes and long distance swimmers. It’s useful therefore to have an understanding of these muscles when identifying any potential shortfall in your stroke. The Upper Body: The Stroke Bicep Brachii Active during […]