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How to Plank Like a Pro (and Avoid These 6 Mistakes)

Crunches are easily the most common of the abdominal exercises but they are certainly not the most effective way to strengthen your core.<p>Episode …

Workouts

Hip Flexors: Untapped Power Source or Your Worst Enemy?

For many runners, hip flexors are a source of chronic tightness and pain, but this muscle group doesn’t have to be a bugaboo. Learning how to utilize …

What Half-Marathons Teach Us About Running a Marathon

Running a marathon is physically hard, but not necessarily for the reasons that some of us might expect, according to a new study of the relative physiological impacts of completing a 26.2-mile race versus a 13.1-mile half-marathon.<p>The study’s findings provide useful new insights into how runners …

30-Minute Swim Workouts for Triathletes

Before You Begin<p>1 of 6<p>If you're a sprint-distance triathlete, T-Pace is the fastest average pace per 100 meters that you can hold while doing 3 x 100 …

Swimming

How to Build the Ideal 70.3 Training Week

<i>Preparing for a personal-best day at the 70.3 distance requires much more than just training volume. The key is creating a balanced and simple</i> …

13 Bodyweight Exercises For Triathletes

Walking Lunge<p>1 of 14<p>With your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands on your hips, step forward with one leg, flexing the knees to drop your hips. …

The Best Test Sets for Swimming

<i>Swim coach Gale Bernhardt gives a few suggestions for establishing your test pace for swimming and how to use it to design future workouts.</i><p>I have my …

3 Drills For A Better Running Stride

These three drills will help form the foundation for a smooth, efficient run stride.<p><b>A’s</b><p>This drill’s focus is on firing your hip flexors in a …

4 Swim Sets For 70.3 Training

These 2,000–2,500-yard sets are designed to improve the swim at your next half-Ironman. Each set replicates the speed changes, distance and other …

Set Your Half Ironman Race Goals

<i>Do these predictor sets in training to determine the ideal pacing strategy for your next 70.3.</i><p>In order to create a realistic goal for any race, you …

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4 Challenging (But Fun!) Swim Drills For Triathletes

<i>Go outside your comfort zone with these four challenging (but fun!) drills that will help you become a more relaxed and efficient swimmer.</i><p>Tombstone …

Plan A Fun And Successful 2018 Season | Triathlete

<i>Break out the calendar and get ready for an exciting 2017 season.</i><p>There is a time of year for training and a time for playing. Ideally, you’ll soon be …

Triathlete

One-Hour Workout: Four-Minute Trainer Intervals | Triathlete

<i>Every Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 minutes (or less!).</i><p>This week’s bike workout comes from Justin Chester, …

8 Dynamic Stretches for Runners

Leg Swings (Front)<p>1 of 10<p>Reach your left hand outward and hold something stable—trees, poles and pillars work best. Face forward and stare …

Hill Repeats You’re Not Sick Of

<i>Hill workouts are the most sport-specific strength training you can do for running. But not all repeats need to be “Run up this hill. Jog down.” Here</i> …

10 Elements of a Perfect Freestyle Stroke

Head Position<p>1 of 11<p>Body position in the water is the most important component to swimming efficiently, and the position of your head dictates the …

Best Oblique Exercises to Lose Your Muffin Top

Whether you call it love handles, muffin top or extra cushion, losing that mid-section fat can be frustrating. But if you take an extra step in your …

Workouts

Triathlete

<i>Matt Fitzgerald provides a simple-to-follow 16 week training plan for the half Ironman distance.</i><p>Variety is overrated in triathlon training. It’s …

Triathlon Training Daily

Best Stretching and Strengthening Exercises for Cyclists

Your tight muscles may be holding you back. Here’s how to balance them out for a super strong—and comfortable—pedal stroke.<p>We working cyclists spend a whole lot of waking hours in the same position. Sitting, hunched over desks. Sitting, hunched over phones. Sitting, hunched over handlebars, …

Workouts

8 Core Exercises Every Cyclist Should Do

Front Plank<p>1 of 11<p>How it will help: Strengthening the upper and lower back will help to generate more power in aerodynamic positions (drops, aero …

5 Hip-Strengthening Exercises for Cyclists

Clamshells<p>1 of 7<p>Strengthens: Abductors, gluteus medius<p>What it helps: Knee/pedal alignment; balance on the bike.<p>The Exercise:<p>1. Lie on your side with …

13 Essential Core Exercises for Runners

Modified Bicycle<p>1 of 14<p>Lie on your back and hold one leg up in the air. Your thigh should be perpendicular to your body and your shin parallel to the …

Quinoa, Black Bean and Corn Tacos

Heat olive oil in a large non-stick saucepan over medium high heat. Add onion and saute 3 minutes. Add in garlic and saute 1 minute longer.<p>Stir in …

5 Plank Exercises That Work More Than Just Your Abs!

The plank may be the ultimate core-building exercise, but here's how you can make it so much more than that<p>The plank can strengthen your core, fix poor posture, and reduce lower-back pain. But as you’re hovering there, why not make the move do double duty? These five awesome plank variations …