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Strength For Triathlon Podcast, Ep 1, Introduction

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The day I’ve thrown my back out… The Back Pain Fix

I was watching his wrist closely. That’s where I was focused, on the wrist and the Dunlop racket. I was standing in the t zone, the centre of the court, my body ready and alert. Reading from his body position, I was convinced that he would play straight down the line, but in the last […]

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Benefits of Strength Training For Triathlon

Benefits of Strength Training For Triathlon Strength training WILL NOT make you a faster triathlete; swimming, cycling and running will do. But strength is a PLATFORM you can build your specific training on. Think a strong fundament. Only the fool builds his house on the sand.   ”Everyone who hears these words of mine, and […]

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Periodisation for Strength Training in Triathlon

There are four main phases of periodisation for specific strength training in triathlon: preparation phase (after the end of the tri season) max strength (winter) sport specific race phase Adaptation Phase (Foundational Strength & Stability) The purpose of this phase is to build a solid base by performing exercises with low-to-moderate resistance with a high […]

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How Runners Can Prevent Injuries?

We run and cycle because running and cycling are what we do. We run because more miles in legs makes us faster and we can run for longer. We run even more because more is always better (or no?) More running means more specialisation; your body shapes changes, making it easier for you to run […]

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3 Best Mobility Drills For Runners and Triathletes

In this video, I will show you my 3 favourite mobility exercises. They are quick and effective and they become an essential part of my training. As a triathlete, I love swimming, cycling and running. I could spend all day out there, playing in nature. But as I triathlon coach I also know that the […]

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How To Prevent Injuries in Triathlon?

Did you know that 9 in 10 of the triathletes reported overuse injury in the half-year before the triathlon (2011 Norse Xtreme Triathlon), and more than half reported overuse injuries that were severe enough to significantly limit their training? The majority of injury cases in triathletes are due to overuse, we suffer from the knee, […]

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One of The Best Strategies For Happy, Meaningful Life

Somewhere, in the deep belly of the city, the cohort of evil advertisers gather day and night to find the new ways of shifting more stuff. They are very successful, some of the brightest brains work there. When we don’t need something, they will create that need for us. They will try different strategies until they […]

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How To Swim With Effortless Speed?

During the last swimming lesson, my coach Alex has introduced me to the idea of the effortless speed. The effortless speed is the time between the strokes when you glide, well balanced and taught. It is the time when you do nothing, and yet, still move forward. I have struggled, my brain could grasp this […]

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What Is The Most Important Thing Runners Can Do To Prevent Injuries?

We run and cycle because running and cycling are what we do. We run because more miles in legs makes us faster and we can run for longer. We run even more because more is always better (or no?) More running means more specialisation; your body shapes changes, making it easier for you to run […]