All You Need To Know About Hill Training0

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If you happen to live in a landscape dotted with tors, pikes and braes, then won’t have much choice about mastering the art of hill running. In fact, your perception of running up – and down – hills is likely to be different from that shared by the majority of the running population.

That would be that hills are the enemy. They’re an obstacle, standing in the way of fast times, a burden to be endured, a muscle-sapping, lung-bursting exercise in pain.

Of course most of this is true. Hills are tough and challenging. They break your rhythm, make it harder to run a fast time and put an immense strain on your body.

But hills are good for you and they’re good for your running...

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Weight Loss the Mindful Way1

If you’re trying to lose weight and not succeeding, part of the problem might be that you are eating mindlessly. Mindless eating means that what, when and how much we eat runs counter to both the body’s true needs and our own health goals.

Learn below how you can switch from mindless to mindful eating to support weight loss.

 From Mindless to Mindful Eating

Mindless eating is a major saboteur of weight loss. In many cases, it’s not the meals we eat that cause weight gain. It’s the snacking, the mindless eating while watching television, when we’re on autopilot and not really aware of what we’re eating. Plus, the majority of food decisions have nothing to do with hunger. They have to do with stress, anxiety, sadness or frustration.

Mindfulness can help...

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Quick Triathlon Training Tips0

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  • Triathlon Training Tip #1: Substitute indoor cycling classes for an outdoor ride if time is tight. Generally speaking, 1 hour indoors in a cycling class is equivalent to 11⁄2 hours spent cycling outdoors.
  • Triathlon Training Tip #2: Use interval training in the pool. At first you may be limited by arm fatigue, so an interval format allows you to accumulate more yardage. Try repeats of 100, 200 or 300 yards with adequate rest, eventually building to 500-yard repeats. Remember that, while freestyle is fastest, any stroke is allowable in most sprint races.
  • Triathlon Training Tip #3: Get to an open body of water for at least a couple of swims before race day. Most races take place in a lake or the ocean, where there are no lane lines and the visibility can be only a few feet.
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4 mistakes that hinder the performance1

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COMMON seeing unmotivated runners or complaining about her performance on tests and training is. Many of them are beginners or are already veterans and accumulate a lot of miles on. Some even abandon the practice, claiming tiredness, lack of patience with the slow pace of evolution. Without realizing it, many of these athletes highly damaging habits acquired its performance, but also for your health. The main one is undoubtedly the old concept: running is easy, just put your shoes and go to the street.” At the sound of this mantra, many begin to run without any expert guidance - not a medical professional or physical education -; or, starting with tests in order to aid a coach in the early months, but soon feel so confident that they viewed self-taught.


Sprint training is a science - To

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Get A Better Swim0

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When you’re really hungry and you don’t have a lot of money, you go for the value meal. Whether it’s a sandwich, a side salad and a drink or whatever, the value meal usually gives you the most calories for the least amount of money.

An oddly similar phenomenon happens during swim training as well: You are hungry for improvement in your swimming yet have a limited budget of time and knowledge to spend on it. It’s a sad reality, but most triathletes just don’t have the time or money to invest in a good swim coach to watch and correct their strokes. Sometimes the closest thing to a coach available is a spouse, training partner or lane-mate who may share a piece of advice during practice...

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Few Tips to build a six pack0

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It will take dedication, time and patience to get a six pack. You need to do two things: lose fat and build muscle. You get this by dieting and exercising consistently. You can have the most toned and muscular abs, but it will not show if there is a layer of fat over them. This article will discuss ways in which you can accomplish both of these goals.

Buiding Muscles

Do sit ups. Lie on the floor, feet on the floor, knees up and hands crossed on your chest. Have someone hold your feet down, or wedge them underneath something heavy. Sit all the way up, lifting your lower back off the floor along with your shoulder blades. Keep your back straight (no hunching). Lower yourself down. Repeat.

  • Once this becomes relatively easy for you (i.e...

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Triathlon Motivation – Pure Inspiration by bodyfeed0

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Anaerobic Threshold0

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Anaerobic threshold (AT) is a frequently used term that sometimes causes a little confusion. What is the AT and how can you use it to run faster? For starters, the AT is an extremely reliable and powerful predictor of performance in aerobic exercise. To explore further, I will begin with a brief, oversimplified, review of physiology. Muscles can “burn” glucose two ways, aerobically (“with oxygen”) and anaerobically (“without oxygen”). Both systems generate a temporary energy store, called ATP, which in turn produces mechanical work. However, there are some major differences.

An all out sprint, which requires a great deal of power output in a short period of time, uses the anaerobic system...

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The Bruce Treadmill Test0

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The Bruce treadmill test has now become a standardized procedure used to evaluate the cardiovascular fitness of athletes… or anyone else for that matter.

The original Bruce protocol was developed by DR. Robert. A. Bruce in 1963.

This protocol for a multilevel treadmill test was developed as a means to detect chest pain and discomfort in patients as well as any evidence of possible heart attacks or ischaemic heart disease.

The test is now used:

  • For athletes or coaches, to check the development of a sportsperson’s general endurance or, what is known as VO2max. VO2max is simply the most amount of oxygen that a person can consume and utilize and is measured by the volume of oxygen per minute per kg body weight per time (mL/kg/min).
  • For patients with suspected coronary heart disease...

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Need time for training ? Here is some tips1

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It is true that pros have it easier when it comes to finding the time to train, race and recover. They sure have it easier than parents with full time jobs who try tackle a training regiment. Pro or not, every triathlete with children and family responsibilities  must find a way to balance. Here are some tricks to balancing my training with parenthood:

•    Long Day Child Swap: If you don’t have time every single week for that long ride or run, every other week will add huge benefits to your fitness and is more manageable. All you need is another parent who shares your situation. Perhaps every other Saturday one of  your friend  can watch your children an hers. This creates a great play date for the children and gives you a day to get in plenty of time with your bike or run shoes...

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