Archive for Swimming

Heart Rate Training Zones

GB Triathlete Mel Ryding uses Heart Rate Zones to help her maximise and plan her training. What are they? What are the various zones? And how does each zone vary? Read on to find out more…

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DOMS – What’s the best cure and treatment?

Melanie Ryding (GBR Triathlete) this week helps you understand what DOMS is, why it occurs and how you can help reduce the effect of it.

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New Blogger – Welcome Alex Houghton!

Alex is like many of us – he has a busy life and fits in his training in and around his commitments. Alex is going to be submitting his blog every other week to let you know what training he is doing in preparation of an Ironman in Switzerland later on this year.

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So, you have done a triathlon, what now?

You have done a few of these multisport events; you have mastered the art of stringing together a swim, bike and run, and now want to get a little bit faster. What do you do next?

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Mel Ryding – Planning your 2012 season

The 2011 season for Triathlon is over – you should now start thinking about how you are going to attack 2012. Luckily Mel Ryding has pulled together a fantastic guide to help you get the wheels in motion and make 2012 your best and most successful year to date!

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Emma-Kate Lidbury: It’s all about Vegas

Emma-Kate Lidbury has just returned from a gruelling training camp in Morzine where all her training has been focused around the impending 70.3 Ironman World Championships in Las Vegas on 11th September 2011.

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Race Season is Looming!

We’ve all been putting in the hard training over the dark winter months in preparation for this time of year…Race Season!

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Swimming Programme: Kev Holt (Ironman & Coach)

If you’ve been neglecting the pool in the hot sunny weather, here is a great little swimming programme to get you back into the flow of the pool!

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Swimming: Fingers apart or fingers together?

Ever posed the question “what position should my fingers be in when i’m swimming?” – it might sound like a small detail, but often the smallest thing can make the biggest difference!

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How Can A Good Swim Kick Help Triathletes?

While staying at an old friend’s house for the weekend a while back, I discovered that his wife was a swimming instructor. Naturally she was interested in how swimming fitted into my average week as a triathlete. What did come up in conversation was the freestyle swim kick.

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