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Best shoes for shin splints

Best Shoes for Shin Splints

Best Shoes for Shin SplintsWhether you are training for a triathlon, a marathon, or just running to lose weight. Nothing will halt your progress faster than shin splints. Some people are lucky enough to have never experienced shin splints, but for the rest of us we know the feeling of being in the middle of […]

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25 Health Benefits of Swimming

25 Health Benefits of SwimmingA Whole Body WorkoutBetween the breaststroke, butterfly, and backstroke, a swimmer activates everything from their biceps and triceps to their gluteals and hamstrings. Regular aquatic sessions are also a great way to tone and strengthen the core. What’s more, it’s an especially wonderful form of aerobic exercise for obese or injured […]

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Tri bike vs Road bike for first Ironman

Tri bike vs Road bike for first Ironman A lot of people breaking into Ironman, myself included, eventually come across this question. Should I use a Tri bike or Road bike for my first Ironman/Triathlon? We all know cycling in general can start costing money very quickly as you add in bike upgrades to make […]

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70.3 Indoor Bike training

70.3 Indoor Bike training It has been a while since I updated the blog since I have been busy training for my upcoming 70.3 in Hawai’i in just over 40 days! Man time crept up fast on that one! Overall though progress is going well in both the swim and bike! The run I have […]

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Does working out on an indoor trainer give the same results as using a regular bike?

Does working out on an indoor trainer give the same results as using a regular bike? This is a frequent question I see posted around and in discussion forums. Working out on an indoor trainer vs. working out on a regular bike (on the road). Long story short, yes they yield the same results. But […]

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Why are aero wheels faster

Why are aero wheels faster One of the big topics that comes up when you are looking to get into time trials and triathlons in cycling is aero wheels. Wheelsets on bikes are an expensive upgrade, in fact in most cases upgrading your wheelset is frequently more expensive than your entire bike! This is especially […]

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Duathlon Training

Duathlon TrainingA lot of people out there are looking to get into some form of Triathlon, whether it is for health, a bucket list item or just for fun. But there is also an equal number of people that don’t know how to swim, or are worried about the swim leg of a triathlon race! Enter […]

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Best Treadmills Under $1000

Best Treadmill Under $1000

Best Treadmill Under $1000Treadmills are a great way to burn calories, manage weight, strengthen your body, and improve your cardiovascular system. With so many uses, they can be a great addition to your home and enhance your lifestyle. Picking out the right treadmill can be difficult, considering that they have some of the most extensive selection […]

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Best Sunglasses for Cycling

Best Sunglasses for Cycling

Best Sunglasses for CyclingYou don’t have to wear sunglasses while cycling – but it certainly makes riding much more enjoyable. For starters, sunglasses keep the sun out of your eyes. They also provide a barrier against wind, rain, and bugs. But sunglasses do a lot more than that. They also provide a long list of health benefits, […]

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Best headphones for cycling

Best Headphones for Cycling

Best Headphones for CyclingMany cyclists enjoy using headphones while training, during competitive events, and for casual rides. Listening to music, podcasts, audio books, and other media while cycling is entertaining and provides motivation. Multiple studies, including one in the Journal of Music Therapy, show that listening to music during exercise can improve focus and even boost […]

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