4 Essential things to improve your swimming: #1: Increased volume (three times a week 1 hour each) #2: Proper mechanics #3: Proper training plan (most important)#4: Having a coach  3 Essential Aspects of Swimming to Work on: #1: Tautness#2: Alignment #3: Propulsion  Tautness It’s the ability to hold properly our bodies in the water. It’s about holding … Continue reading Theory

Triathlete’s Essential Swimming Equipment Front-mounted Swimming Snorkel (by Finners): to break down your mechanics into bite size pieces and work on each individually. It eliminates the head movement. Buoy. Used for pulling. Ankle Strap. Eliminates kicking while pulling. Paddles. Mostly beneficial for elite athletes. Not necessary for regular athletes like me and you. The purpose is to desensitize the hand and … Continue reading Triathlete’s Essential Swimming Equipment

IRONMAN 70.3 | MARBELLA, Spain Pre-Story: Since the Paris marathon which I did on January 6th this year I decided to focus entirely on triathlons. Despite my coach’s concerns in regards to racing frequency, I set myself ambitious goal to do 5 IRONMAN Races this year. Four of them are 70.3 and one full distance, to close the season. … Continue reading IRONMAN 70.3 | MARBELLA, Spain

Hydration After

As you already know, during exercise you lost a portion of electrolytes along with sweat. As you drink after the training, you increase the fluid levels in your body, which will lower electrolyte concentration even more. Natural foods, like fruits will replace nearly all the electrolytes, except sodium. Add two-three pinches of salt to your … Continue reading Hydration After

Hydration During

What we are trying to achieve here is to prevent more than a 2% drop in body weight caused by fluid loss (about 3 lbs (1.4 kg) of weight loss for 150 (68 kg) pound athlete). The two main goals of performance hydration is to: Improve calorie absorption by utilizing performance hydration as a "transporter"Maintain … Continue reading Hydration During

Hydration Before

As I already mentioned in the introduction, starting a workout in dehydrated state will take you places you don't want to be in. As little as 1% of body weight decrease due to fluid loss will make you competitively disadvantaged and put you at greater health risk. Research shows that adequate hydration level prior physical … Continue reading Hydration Before