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Better Triathlete is your go-to online resource and vibrant community for triathlon and endurance sports. Designed by athletes and coaches for athletes and coaches, Better Triathlete is dedicated to supporting the growth and longevity of individuals at all levels.

We focus on expert advice, training tips, and in-depth analysis tailored to meet the needs of both seasoned athletes and beginners. With our firsthand experience, we’ve created a space that provides camaraderie and support in the endurance world.

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Recent Blog Posts

  • Prevent Injury as a Triathlete with Proper Form and Technique
    Another piece to the puzzle of decreasing injury risk in athletes requires us to take a look at your form and mechanics. Swimming, biking, and running all require your body to go through highly repetitive movement patterns thousands of times in every training session. Making sure that you are moving safely and efficiently will help decrease the risk of tissue damage.
  • How to Use Strength & Mobility Training to Prevent Injury
    Strength training and mobility work are extremely important pieces of the puzzle. Not only should it be included in your training plan, but it should be done so efficiently and effectively. You only have so many matches to burn, so make sure you are using them wisely. While the training plan discussed in part 1 of this article is my bread and butter as an endurance coach, strength and mobility training is my bread and butter as a physical therapist and strength coach.
  • Optimizing Your Training Plan to Avoid Injury
    The training plan is where decreasing injury risk really starts. Even if you are doing everything else right, you are still likely to get injured if you are overtraining, progressing inappropriately, spending too much time at intensity, lacking recovery, training the same way year-round, or starting a program that you just aren’t ready for.
  • How Triathletes Can Build Cycling Power On and Off the Bike
    In this article, we will dive into some of the strength training you can do in the gym like your classic squats and deadlifts, as well as your on-the-bike sessions that you can do on the trainer, such as simulating hill climbs and max effort intervals. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned triathlete who hasn’t included much strength work into your training cycles, integrating some of the following exercises, workouts, and drills, will help you become more robust and efficient.
  • Ironman Michigan 70.3 Training: How to Prepare
    If you’re looking for a fast course with generally pretty perfect racing temps, then add Michigan 70.3 to your list. Here’s what you can do on the swim, bike, and run to prepare for a great race day!

Featured Posts in Triathlon Gear

Purveyors of the latest triathlon gear, we welcome you to explore the latest tech and gear-related posts and discover your next performance upgrade.

2024 Triathlon Bikes

True trendsetters in aero bike technology, certain triathlon bike brands consistently outperform their competitors year after year. Take an in-depth look at some of the best triathlon bikes of 2024.

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Carbon Wheels Guide

We all know carbon wheels are a big performance upgrade. But how big? After investing in my own set of ENVE wheels last summer, I’ve become obsessed with all sorts of carbon bike wheels. Explore all things carbon wheels.

Big Aero Gains with Aero Helmets

Next to having aero bars or a time trial bike, an aero helmet delivers proven ROI in terms of reduced drag and maximizing speed. Learn more about the aero gains behind aero helmets plus our gear recs. Read on.

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Recommended in Triathlon Training

Take your training to the next level with actionable, coach-prescribed content that will help guide your next triathlon workout.

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4 Race-Specific Swim Workouts for Triathletes

Triathlon coach Lindsay Leigh shares her race-specific swim workouts for athletes preparing for Sprint, Olympic, Half- and Full-Ironman distance events. Read on

How Not to Bonk During Your Next Triathlon

When we think about not bonking in a race, we automatically think about proper fueling and nutrition factors. However, there are also other factors to consider. Read on

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Must Read in Recovery

Accelerate your recovery and return to training quicker, fresher, and less injury prone. Explore must-read blog posts in the category of recovery.

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Hip Mobility Exercises for Cyclists, Runners, and Triathletes

Even if you’re not injured, dabbling with these hip mobilizations can help liberate hip impingements and tissue restrictions that may be inhibiting your breathing mechanics, muscle function, and overall power output. Read on

7 Plantar Fasciitis Exercises to Help You Return to Running

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. Read on

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