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The Zone 3 Buoyancy Shorts are quite simply a pair or neoprene swim shorts for training in the pool. They fit snug and are comfortable for long sets, they also don't deteriorate following sustained use in chlorinated water, so will last a long time! Why use them? Lots of amateur swimmers and triathletes struggle with the dreaded 'low legs' syndrome, which slows them down in the water. If your legs hang low, you create a lot of drag and this makes swimming long distances more of a challenge. Due to 'low legs' lots of amateur swimmers will notice that they...

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As you start your winter base training plan, it's important to do some testing to set a benchmark. It's difficult to measure your progress objectively if you don't repeat testing every 12 weeks, even if you do 'feel as though you're getting fitter'. The first thing about testing is that it should be specific and consistent. In terms of being specific, if you want to test your cycling fitness, then you should do a cycling test. You can't do a run test to measure your cycling improvements, but that's probably no great surprise to you. If we take specificity a...

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Winter for endurance athletes can only mean one thing and that's 'base training'. It's a time when we take a well earned rest and then start to build a strong aerobic foundation for next year. The term 'base training' is something that all endurance athletes are no doubt familiar with, but we often fail to stop and question what we're doing and why? What are the real reasons for doing base training? What are the actual objectives we are trying to achieve? If you don't understand your actual objectives, then how can you possible ensure that you structure your training...

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