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Freestyle Swimming Technique: What Causes Breathlessness While Swimming?

<b>Freestyle Swimming Technique & Overcoming Breathing Issues</b><p><b>1) Not Exhaling Fully Immediately Before You Inhale</b><p>When someone is having issues with …

Swimming

A swimmer’s view of Apple Watch Series 2 [Reviews]

The Workout app in Apple Watch Series 2 includes two new swimming options to show off its waterproofing. This is a key differentiator over the cheaper Series 1 model, and yet very few reviewers actually took their test units for a swim. One even claimed that all the pools and beaches in New York …

Smartwatches

45 minute interval training: 10 minutes at 120-128 bpm, 5 minutes x 4 at 163-168 bpm with 3 minutes easy in between, rest easy at 120-128 bpm. Drink plenty of electrolytes. I use E.F.S.

How to Clean Your Bike, After the Ride

Cleaning your bike is an easy thing to put off — it’s mostly superficial and it’s just going to get dirty again anyway, right? False. Leaving your …

Learn How to Protect Your Wrists in Your Practice

9.8K<p>SHARES<p>By nature, our wrists are particularly prone to injury. Learn how you can protect them in your yoga practice.<p>If your yoga practice involves …

Yoga

Going For A Run? Why It Matters What Kind

If you looked at my exercise calendar you would think I was training to take home a medal or using method acting to play the role of an elite athlete.<p>Not even close.<p>Last year, when I ran the Rock 'n Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon, I stopped at mile 12 to pose for a picture with Harriett Thompson, who …

The Core and Core Strength

Good Core strength is another secret of “how to swim faster“. You should engage the large back, hip and torso muscles while rolling from side to …

The Beginners Guide to Fueling for a Half-Marathon

You’ve been running for a little while now, and things are going well. You’ve increased your mileage, maybe even run a 5K and actually enjoyed it. …

Santa Cruz 70.3 Race Story

I’ll be honest, I didn’t want to write this story! Not because the race was bad or there was something I didn’t want to share, but mostly because my …

Time I

This Man Stretched 10 Minutes a Day For a Month. Here’s What Happened.

Turns out, a loose muscle is a strong muscle<p>Like most guys, I hated stretching. Why waste time sitting around when I could cram in more lifting?<p>It hurt to learn that I was wrong—throbbed like hell, actually. I hurt my hip doing a leg workout and going running the same day, and had to shut down.<p>I …

A Better Triathlon Brick Workout

<i>A unique way of doing the traditional triathlon brick workout.</i><p>Triathlons are typically won on the run. Unfortunately, the typical triathlete jumps …

How To Make Your Wetsuit Last 7 Years

Triathlon wetsuits have an average shelf life of about two years, according to Kenzie Jones of Poco Loco Swim Shop in Provo, Utah. However, that …

Scuba Diving

Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind

The most important habit I’ve formed in the last 10 years of forming habits is meditation. Hands down, bar none.<p>Meditation has helped me to form all …

9 Things Mentally Tough People Always Do

Talent is important, but success is also based on persistence, focus, and standing fast in the face of criticism. Fortunately, mental toughness is something you can develop.<p>Let's get this out of the way: Mental toughness is not a quality you either do or don't have.<p>Sure, some people may have …

Self-improvement

Sunrise on my bike.

Open water swimming at Corona Del Mar, California, last Saturday.

Five Exercises to Do Before Every Run

If your warmup typically consists of jogging—or worse, nothing—here’s reason to step it up.<p>A recent study reveals that a dynamic warmup routine can help you perform better. Researchers compared how well study participants ran after moving versus sitting. When runners did dynamic stretches, they …

Revisiting the Triathlon Death Rate

For every 100,000 triathlon participants, there are 1.5 fatalities — twice the rate of marathons. The competition’s demographics may tell us why.<p>As …

The Runner's Guide To Cross-Training

(Photo: Kate Shill Gardner by Tim Gibson for Well+Good)<p>There are few things as euphoric, motivating, and addicting as a runner's high. (Yes, it's real.) But as great as it would be to get that I'm-on-top-of-the-world feeling every single day, making running your sole form of fitness isn't the best …

Why Steady Efforts On The Bike Are Best

<i>Stable efforts are your best bet for the fastest bike leg in a triathlon.</i><p>The old adage “slow and steady wins the race” is half true. While no …

Triathlons

Dry-Land Strength For A Stronger Swim Stroke

If your gym time is spent doing body-building moves or all machine-based exercises, “you’re probably not training what you need to train,” says Vern …

Workouts

Plug Into the Wall + Recharge: 4 Soothing Restorative Poses

0<p>SHARES<p><b>When just gathering all the props for a restorative yoga sequence sounds too exhausting, Kathryn Budig suggests simply plugging yourself into</b> …

Yoga

Why we should rotate our bodies in freestyle and backstroke

A good example of this <i>coupling</i> effect, and one that is easier to visualize, occurs with relay take-offs. With the correct start, the arms are …

Swimming

Sports Training Camps in Madeira

Our travel agency provides a full service organisation of sports training camps, 1-2-1 coaching, tours and sports events in Madeira. Excellent sports …

Eat These Foods for Faster Recovery from Injury

To mend muscles and fix fractures more quickly, look no further than your local market<p>When an injury sidelines a cyclist, the natural reaction is to cut back on calories until it's time to ride—and burn energy—again. But the healing process demands fuel, too. "It's like fixing a house," says sports …

How to Be Resilient | The Art of Manliness

How did you do on the hardihood quiz?<p>Not so hot? Well join the club.<p>There are a lot of virtues lacking in the current generation of men, but I think …

10 apps increasing health care access for low-income patients

Going to the doctor's office is a loathsome experience for anyone, but the burden is compounded when you're struggling financially.<p>With costly …

Marc Pro Plus

Electronic recovery device now has a feature for aches and pains<p>I’ll admit it. I was pretty nervous the first time Gary Reinl put the electrodes on my arm. I’m not sure exactly what I was afraid of. That it would hurt maybe. Or at least feel very weird. “When I turn these dials it’s going to send …

When Athletes Go Gluten Free

Gluten-free diets are increasingly popular in the fitness community. But a new, carefully designed study of the effects of gluten-free diets on athletic performance suggests that giving up gluten may not provide the benefits that many healthy athletes hope for.<p>A study last year of almost 1,000 …