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Latest Posts in Bike

Clipless Pedals & Cleats: SPD vs SPD-SL vs Look vs Speedplay

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For performance-minded cyclists and triathletes, clipless pedals are a no-brainer. The real decision making comes in choosing between the different types of clipless bike pedals, such as SPD pedals, LOOK pedals, and Speedplay pedals. Just as prices vary for different pedal options, so does performance and reliability. Common styles like SPD cleats and pedals have become a household name for their dependable and universal clipless design. But when considering all factors like weight, aerodynamics, and functionality, styles like SPD-SL and Speedplay Zero Aero are standout choices for triathlon and road cycling. Use this article as a guide into the best… Read More »

Hip Mobility Exercises for Cyclist, Runners, and Triathletes

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While it should go without saying – hip mobility exercises are essential for high-level cyclists, runners, and triathletes. Restricted hip range-of-motion is the plague. Not only is it one of the most neglected and difficult areas to address, but hip dysfunctions can be a mysterious proponent of injury.  Here we share some of our favorite movements to free-up tight hips. By dedicating 15 minutes a day practicing some of these hip mobility exercises, you can experience wider hip range-of-motion, better glue activation, and greater efficiency in both your pedal stroke and your running stride. Even if you’re not injured, dabbling… Read More »


Latest in Recovery


7 Plantar Fasciitis Stretches and Exercises to Help Get You Back to Running

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Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common running injuries. However, with the right plantar fasciitis exercises, you can overcome the debilitating pain this issue can have on training and performance. Plantar fasciitis is a condition that results from inflammation of the tissue band under the foot, causing significant discomfort and even debilitating injury. The good news is that it’s relatively easy to treat by doing specific plantar fasciitis stretches and exercises, as well as getting ample rest. The pain caused by plantar fasciitis can sometimes ease while exercising, so it may be tempting for some runners and triathletes to… Read More »


Somatics: Reawken Muscle Control & Optimize Performance

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Somatics is a rather unknown practice in the triathlon community. Somatics is restorative practice that I like to define as a unique blend of meditation, Yin Yoga (the slow, deep stuff) and functional physical therapy. While studying Somatic education, perhaps the most powerful concept that I learned was: The muscle itself is not tight. Your mind is holding the muscle tight as a result of your behavioral patterns.  So more than just physical process of releasing a tight muscle through stretching and myofascial release, Somatics is a mental practice of telling the mind to let go. In triathlon, optimal physical functioning is… Read More »


Featured Product Reviews

12 Best Triathlon Watches for Multisport Athletes

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Choosing the best triathlon watch depends on a number of multisport features and personal preferences. Watch design, user interface, heart rate, GPS, water resistance, and device connectivity are some of the most important benchmarks when researching triathlete-friendly multisport watches. But let’s be real. The triathlon watches are not cheap. Beyond GPS, multisport compatibility, and design, price is one of the biggest variables when shopping for the best triathlon watch to meet your needs. To help you narrow your search for the right triathlon watch to match your needs and budget, we’ve assembled a list of the best multisport watches organized… Read More »

Drink Wholesome Protein Powder [Review]

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Drink Wholesome is an aptly branded line of clean protein powder products that’s breaking through the clutter of nutritional supplements. The term “clean” gets tossed around loosely in the world of nutrition and protein powders. However, Drink Wholesome’s protein powders are nothing short of clean, and they’re fully transparent about it.  Directly on the front of the product’s packaging, customers can see the real food ingredients that make up Drink Wholesome’s protein powders. They offer one vegan-friendly option that’s a chickpea-based protein powder, but the remainder of Drink Wholesome products contain egg whites as one of its protein sources. All… Read More »


Triathlon Inspiration Posts

Chris Hauth’s “Clarity, Intention, Purpose” for Ultra-Distance Training & Life

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You may know Chris Hauth as a highly-regarded, Zen-like ultra-distance athlete who competes and coaches athletes in a myriad of events. Or you may know him as an Olympian swimmer, IRONMAN champion, ultra adventure athlete, or a noteworthy guest on the Rich Roll Podcast. In 2016, Chris published the first episode of The Weekly Word Podcast. The podcast initially started as a way for Chris to communicate to his athletes and followers, but quickly grew to be a popular podcast for those seeking valuable, actionable, and inspiring content surrounding the ultra-endurance journey.  Fringing on being a mindfulness life coach, Chris… Read More »

What’s a Quadrathlon?
Events, Distances, and Race Formats

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Under-recognized as a genre-defying level-up from triathlon, quadrathlon is a unique multisport event comprised of four disciplines in the order of swimming, kayaking, cycling, and running. Quadrathlon is nothing new. In fact, it’s been around for several decades and even has a few governing bodies, mostly across Europe. But for most endurance and multisport athletes, the concept of a 4-discipline quadrathlon event is entirely novel and highly enticing. It’s becoming more and more common to see unconventional triathlon events that include alternative disciplines, like paddling, hiking, snowshoeing, and skiing. These multisport events typically take the shape of the surrounding terrain… Read More »


Latest in Swim

7 Tips for Improving Your Open Water Swimming Breathing

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Perhaps you’ve ever gulped a mouthful of water whilst open water swimming. If so, then you’ve experienced first-hand how different breathing mechanics can be in open water. Sure, you may have mastered breathing in the controlled environment of a pool, but add howling winds, bobbing waves, freezing water, and a swarm of competitors into the mix, and you’ll quickly realize that open water breathing is a different ball game altogether. One of the key aspects of improving your open water swimming could actually come down to weight management. Because this post focuses on breathing tips, take a look at this… Read More »

What is Scapular Winging? See Exercises to Fix Scapular Dyskinesis/Winging

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Summarized in simple terms, scapular winging is a movement dysfunction of the shoulder blade. A normally functioning scapula rests on the rib cage during all movements. Yet, with scapular dyskinesis, the shoulder blade comes off the rib cage. Perhaps, you or a friend, has once shown the other what crazy stuff they can do with their shoulder blade. As things go, some people can force their scapula to wing. I remember a soccer teammate in my youth who got some serious fame for it. There are two types of scapular winging: Medial Scapular Winging: the inside of the scapula lifts… Read More »


Strength & Injury Prevention

6 Common Running Overuse Injuries and How to Treat Them

Most Common Running Overuse Injuries

Running is a vital aspect of many athletes’ training and livelihood. But running can also take a heavy toll on one’s body. Runners are used to having minor body aches and pains from time to time, but a running injury is an entirely different story. More than 80 percent of running injuries1 are caused by repetitive stress on certain parts of the body. And believe it or not, even pro runners and athletes still succumb to these overuse injuries. Below are six of the most common overuse injuries in runners and how to deal with them.   1. IT Band… Read More »

7 Most Common Sports Injuries That Triathletes Encounter

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Triathlon is a great sport to keep active, but it is also one of the most physically exerting sports out there. The combination of running, cycling, and swimming can really push your body to the limit, and sometimes past its breaking point. Injuries are commonplace in triathlon. Triathletes expose themselves to the full spectrum of sports injuries, particularly those that involve muscle overuse and overtraining.   7 Common Triathlon Injuries Let’s take a look at some of the common sports injuries triathletes have to deal with. 1. Knee Injuries A large percentage of sports injuries involve the lower body, and… Read More »


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