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The Endurance Blog

Swimmers: Can you kick it? If not... you should...

If you're a triathlete who started swimming at a later age, no doubt the thought of 'kick work' initiates a cold sweat. There are some common patterns which we see among age group triathletes and open water swimmers. A lot of them have poor balance (low legs) and as a consequence they prefer to use a pull buoy when swimming as it helps their speed. In a triathlon race, wearing a wetsuit, you won't be using your legs a great deal for propulsion, but you should still be incorporating regular kick work into your swim sets. Why should I do...

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Swim Club Blog - Develop Your Kick... FINS ARE NOT CHEATING!!

Swim Club Swim Training Articles

Last week we posted a blog about swim kicking and why it's so important for age group swimmers. This week we're talking about swim / kick fins and how they can help to develop your kick. You can read last week's blog post HERE If you're a triathlete who started swimming at a later age, no doubt the thought of 'kick work' initiates a cold sweat. There are some common patterns which we see amongst age group triathletes and open water swimmers. A lot of them have poor balance (low legs) and as a consequence they prefer to use a...

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Swim Club Blog: Is Swimming The Least Important Of The 3 Triathlon Disciplines?

I've heard it so many times I've heard it so many times... "the swim is the shortest part of the triathlon, you spend much more time on the bike and run, so your training time should reflect that". If you're a weaker swimmer then that might be music to your ears, but sadly it's not the truth and I'm here to explain why you need to re-think your view. Every year I see triathletes lining up at the start of the swim, dreading the first discipline. You can tell that all they're thinking is "once this is over and I...

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The Injurance Blog Pt 6 - A Pain In The Arse Part 2

In addition to our regular Endurance Blog, which covers topics related to endurance coaching and nutrition, we will also be publishing Injurance Blog, which cover common injury topics for endurance athletes. We work in conjunction with A6 Physiotherapy and Axis Podiatry who contribute their expert advice for each blog post. If you have any questions, post them on THE ENDURANCE STORE Facebook Page, where this blog in posted. What does the physio say? In the last blog we talked about buttock pain in the forms of piriformis syndrome and disc prolapse. This week we are exploring another cause of pain...

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The Injurance Blog Pt5 - Piriformis and glutes can be pain in the arse...

In addition to our regular Endurance Blog, which covers topics related to endurance coaching and nutrition, we will also be publishing Injurance Blog, which cover common injury topics for endurance athletes. We work in conjunction with A6 Physiotherapy and Axis Podiatry who contribute their expert advice for each blog post. If you have any questions, post them on THE ENDURANCE STORE Facebook Page, where this blog in posted. Back pain is perhaps he most common of all ailments that we see with endurance athletes. This week Sam and Dr Lindsay give us the low down on the things you can...

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