This video discusses three general training principles to help you approach your multisport training: (1) begin with the end in mind, (2) pay attention to the details, and (3) focus on the immediate task at hand during training and racing. … [Read more...] about Three Fundamental Training Principles
Here’s what we know about the biological process of aging. As we age, our bodies undergo physiological changes that impact aerobic capacity and muscular strength. Here’s what we commonly see as outcomes of aging in an increasingly sedentary American population: development of chronic diseases (e.g. cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity), degenerative … [Read more...] about What’s “Normal” for the Aging Process?
The recommended amount of sleep for healthy adults is 7-9 hours per day. According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 30 percent of American adults are “sleep deprived,” meaning they sleep less than 6 hours each day—leaving them vulnerable to adverse health and safety effects. As any athlete in training knows, skipping on sleep is not conducive to … [Read more...] about Are You Sleeping Enough?
“The longest journey begins with a single step.” —Lao Tzu Whether we make formal New Year's resolutions or not, most of us find the beginning of the new year to be a time of reflection about what has passed and what we want to achieve now that we have a "fresh start". It's a time of setting goals and for athletes, many of these goals relate to training and racing. When … [Read more...] about Ten Guidelines for Effective Goal Setting
Four Simple Ways to Become a Better Athlete As you make your resolutions for the year ahead, here are four healthy habits to add to the list. Working these positive practices into your life will help you become a better athlete. Add functional strength work to your training The principle of specificity states that triathletes must spend the majority of their training time … [Read more...] about Healthy Habits for the New Year