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Is Hydration an indicator for Performance

The short answer is Yes. The long answer involves lots of data and reading. A study was completed by Tanita (Precision electronic scales) to see if there was a link between proper hydration and performance during Ironman races (and other long events). Over the three years, 4,426 male participants and 1,314 female participants were tested. [...]

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Freestyle Drill - Flutter Kick Focus

To really sprint in freestyle, you're going to have to develop a strong kick. Focusing on how much you use your legs can really help this. See more on this drill

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Electrolyte Tablets make Hydrating Easy

Read this article by Hayley Wollner, BNutrDiet, APD, AN  about the need for electrolytes to supplement your hydration needs. She discusses the major role of Sodium and where it fits with the other electrolytes. Read the full article

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Freestyle Drill - Underwater Free

Being able to focus on one specific aspect of your stroke sometimes takes isolation. Swimming underwater certainly gives you that - read more Freestyle - Underwater Free

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Two Cycle Tips For Triathlon Newbies

Listed below are two tips written by Billi Whyde on a few simple but effective tips when starting out. 1. Ride Your Bicycle More Often Sound simple? However it is true. One of the best methods to improve on your cycling is by riding your bike on a regular basis. You need to train on your [...]

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New Approach to Running Recovery

Starting to think about recovery in your chosen sport? Wondering why you can feel tired getting close to a race. Watch this insightful video with Matt Dixon discussing how to integrate recovery into your training program. Ryan Hall is talking to Matt Dixon about running recovery but the issues and advice is just as relevant [...]

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Improve Your Cycling Cadence

Looking to improve your cycling pedal stroke and make it more efficient? This article from "triathlon competitor" gives you 2 good workouts to increase your max RPM. Although there is wide variance of cycling cadence in the cycling and triathlon world there is wide consensus that around 90 PRM is a good target to reduce leg fatigue [...]

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PowerBar Training Tip - The 60-Minute Rule

While training, make sure to eat something every 60 minutes. The body only has 90–120 minutes of stored energy; after that, the dreaded "bonk" quickly follows. "Bonking" feels terrible and also has implications for the next workout, because your body is completely drained of its energy reserves. It is far better to provide fuel for [...]

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Matt Fitzgerald on his book Racing Weight

"Racing Weight" explores weight management as a means to better performance. The first comprehensive and science-based approach to weight management for runners, cyclists, triathletes, swimmers, rowers, and cross-country skiers. For endurance athletes, the power-to-weight ratio is critical. After all, an extra 10 pounds demands more than 6 per cent more energy at a given pace.

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Nutrition for Optimal Sports Performance

Download this comprehensive guide "Nutrition for Optimal Sports Performance" by Powerbar. The Guide takes you through the essentials of hydration and nutrition for all types of exercises and introduces the range of Powerbar Products.

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