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Feel Better… Live Longer

Maybe you're already a senior or older adult runner, biker, or swimmer and just want to "get faster" or "make podium";....or simply get in shape to improve your lifestyle and look and feel better...maybe you'll start slowly like you've planned…? Give me a holler (I'm in the neighborhood), Certified Fitness Trainer and USAT Triathlon Coach. Sometimes seniors … Continue Reading

Getting Fit After 50

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FIVE TYPES OF TRAINING FOR TRIATHLON

Depending on your individual needs I will spend more time on one area than another when first you start to train for an endurance sport. Whether Endurance (increasing your oxygen capabilities), Speed (I mean burst speed, here), Strength Training, Flexibility, and Balance; and not necessarily in that order, but close, and may vary for the … Continue Reading

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THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS OFF-SEASON TRIATHLON TRAINING!

I said there is no "off season" for triathlon training, although I'm kind of lying. There is a time where your training differs somewhat from what would be "in-season" training which, depending on where you live in the country, might start anytime between February and April, I suppose.   Regular seasonal training usually involves "periodization", … Continue Reading

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FIVE TYPES OF TRAINING FOR TRIATHLON

Depending on your individual needs I will spend more time on one area than another when first you start to train for an endurance sport. Whether Endurance (increasing your oxygen capabilities), Speed (I mean burst speed, here), Strength Training, Flexibility, and Balance; and not necessarily in that order, but close, and may vary for the … Continue Reading

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THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS OFF-SEASON TRIATHLON TRAINING!

I said there is no "off season" for triathlon training, although I'm kind of lying. There is a time where your training differs somewhat from what would be "in-season" training which, depending on where you live in the country, might start anytime between February and April, I suppose.   Regular seasonal training usually involves "periodization", … Continue Reading

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Keep Your Muscles As You Get Older!

You CAN keep and gain muscle mass over 40, and well into your 70s and look like a million bucks!    Straight off the bat, as a shockeroo, from an article in Bicyclelab.com, here are some MRIs of triathletes and a sedentary person's upper legs, a 40 years old triathlete's upper legs , and a 70 year old triathlete...whoa, the sedentary person has not very much … Continue Reading

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KEEP YOUR KNEES HEALTHY, LIKE ELITE TENNIS PLAYERS

You've probably noticed that when your legs feel strong, you feel better. My doctor first talked to me about leg strength and the important of proper leg position while doing squats when I mentioned that I'm a triathlete. She told me to keep my knees directly over my feet when doing squats so that they don't drift to the inside. I began to wonder about … Continue Reading