Triathlon Training – Swim Fast to Get Fast Part 2

By Gale Bernhardt
For Active.com

In an earlier column, I encouraged you to try some fast 25s to boost your swimming speed. People have been trying the workouts and, lo and behold, they are swimming faster. Excellent!

Now that you’ve mastered some of the shorter workouts, let’s bump the distance up some. Below […]

Triathlon Training – Swim Fast to Get Fast

By Gale Bernhardt
For Active.com

I completely agree that doing form drills to practice good swimming technique is critical to the process of becoming a faster swimmer. That written, you cannot expect that slow and purposeful drills will increase your sustained swimming speed if you never swim fast.

Certainly, a beginning swimmer […]

Triathlon Training – Strength training for distance runners

Can lifting weights help middle distance runners run faster or further with no corresponding improvements in aerobic fitness?

James Marshall looks at the evidence.

Resistance training (RT) takes many forms, including strength training, power training, plyometric training, muscular endurance and hypertrophy (increasing muscle size) work. Most of these forms, […]

Triathlon training – Why swimming, cycling and running is not enough

The triathlete’s winter “off season” is no doubt the best time to get down to some productive gym work so as to start the next season even stronger. This article sets out the rationale and a good programme… Mike

It’s time to tear up the ‘old school’ rulebook…
There’s a revolution going on in sports training – and […]

Recovery - how the right nutrition can help prevent overtraining

More in the series on recovery and the prevention of overtraining which again emphasises the importance of having a good balanced nutrition programme. – Mike

Specific nutritional practices can prevent overtraining and accelerate exercise recovery

Where should we draw the line between appropriate ‘heavy training’ and overtraining? And are there specific nutritional practices that can prevent […]