Do Triathletes Really Need to Stretch?

author : AMSSM
comments : 4
photoStudies looking at stretching have had mixed results. It is a difficult to examine because stretching is ingrained in the psyche of so many athletes that they are unwilling to participate as controls.

I'm Not Alright....

author : katzchen55
comments : 3
photoMy thanks to the triathlete community for being there when I need you. That’s the beautiful thing about triathletes. None of us are all right, and no one expects anyone else to be.

Athletes with Eating Disorders: Tips for Coaches, Parents, Friends & Teammates

author : Nancy Clark
comments : 1
photoCoaches and parents alike want their athletes to eat well and be healthy. The struggling athletes just want people to stop policing their eating and exercise.

Active Women and Amenorrhea

author : Nancy Clark
comments : 0
photoAmenorrhea can cause loss of calcium from the bones, almost a three times higher incidence of stress fractures, and long-term problems with early osteoporosis.

Icebaths, Are They Worth It?

author : AMSSM
comments : 1
photoThe hope of the recovery icebath is that it reduces the amount of inflammation caused by the workout and helps to flush the legs of lactic acid.

Exercising With Diabetes

author : AMSSM
comments : 0
photoAthletes with diabetes can exercise and compete at a high level. Exercise can help control blood sugars, particularly in Type 2 diabetics, but it can also worsen them if you are not in good control.

Skin Cancer: Give It Some Respect

author : jsanko
comments : 1
photoThere are other risks that may not be perceived because of their long term nature. This article deals with one of those, the risk of developing skin cancer.

The Causes of Daily and Weekly Scale Fluctuations

author : mrakes1
comments : 0
photoAs hard as you try to avoid it, it calls for you each and every morning. You hate to do it, but for some uncontrollable reason, your feet find their way to the bathroom scale.

Sleep Your Way to a Great Season!

author : Ontherun
comments : 0
photoTriathlon is more than just three sports. For most of us it includes the real world of work, family and a host of other obligations. Only one problem: when and how much sleep should we get?

Head Over Heals - Mental Floss for Endurance Athletes

author : BobbyMcgee
comments : 0
photoWhen we get ready to train or race, we have a pretty fixed set of thoughts. We are unaware of how they affect our racing.

Setting Goals

author : mikericci
comments : 0
photoSetting goals for your triathlon season is important if you want to improve upon where you are and how you raced last year.

Member Case Study: I'm Pregnant!?! How Can I Train?

author : AMSSM
comments : 1
photoMy doctor says 140bpm HR is my max, but that feels like a walk in the park... I don't know what to do, how to train, and my motivation is waning. Any suggestions?

Medical Pointers for Participation at International Events

author : AMSSM
comments : 0
photoKnowing where the fluids are, how they will fit on your bike, how much to reach for, and when to reach for it should be understood prior to ever setting foot on the course.

You Failed? Great Job!

author : bflrich
comments : 0
photoYou’re probably not going to get it just right immediately. Like always, just do the best you can and keep on keeping on. Don’t get upset if you don’t hit the target every time.

Glory Days

author : Michael
comments : 0
photoWhy is it so hard to start over after an extended leave from the sport. When it comes to training we can't live in our glory days!
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