So many athletes smash themselves at training with no regard for how they're fuelling or recovering.
But we only adapt (i.e. get fitter and faster) from the sessions we recover from.
If you resonate with any of these, chances are your nutrition is not right.
Introducing our first Triathlon Nutrition Academy Alumni!
All have just finished 12 months of working on their triathlon nutrition. Here's what they achieved having gone through the Academy program:
As a result of understanding fuelling for swim, bike and run, Jill improved her 5km run time by 8 minutes, her 10km run time by 7 minutes and is cycling 6km/hour faster on the bike compared to 12 months ago. She’s fuelling and recovering better and as a result has gained muscle mass and decreased fat mass - the ultimate body composition outcomes for a triathlete looking to lean up, without affecting training performance.
LUIS FRANCO MARIN
Luis has struggled to maintain his weight for 10 years and kept getting lots of niggly injuries. Every time he increases his training volume, he...
The New Year period often brings about lots of goal setting for the year i.e. all the ways you’re going to improve your life and become the new and improved you! Diets, exercise, healthy eating, working on projects you’ve been putting off, study, work! We’ve all been there. We’ve all made that list and found out not very long afterwards that it has fallen away the roadside and it doesn’t come to fruition as we'd hoped. That ‘quick fix’ fail (the rebound) then makes you feel worse about yourself!
Creating a training plan is essential for anyone looking to slim down for a triathlon. You’ll need to plan out your workouts, including the type of exercise you’ll do, the intensity, and the duration. This will help you stay on track and make sure you’re getting the most out of your workouts.
It’s also important to make sure you’re getting enough rest. Rest is essential for recovery, so make sure you’re taking at least one day off a week to rest and recover.
If you need help finding a good coach or training program to help you reach your goals, get in touch and we can provide some recommendations.
I find that most people just completely switch off and let go of their healthy lifestyle and fitness goals as soon as December hits. We overindulge in delicious food and alcohol, are way more sedentary and just accept that a 2kg weight gain is inevitable. Knowing that we’ll hit the diet or detox hard come January.
I'm not here to tell you to be strict and not enjoy all of the delicacies. I really want you to enjoy this time. But I challenge you to change your attitude this year and implement my top five tips for surviving the festive season without having a massive blowout.
1. Eat Club: eatclub.com.au
If you are blessed with the ability to go out at night (without the challenges that come with children that need to go to sleep!) check out Eat Club. Restaurants list last minute deals to fill empty tables.
2. Super Cook: www.supercook.com
One of my personal favourites as it eliminates food wastage altogether.
If you are that person that has a bunch of random things left in the fridge at the end of the week that you just don't know what to do with then this App is for you.
This App allows you to add any ingredients you have in your pantry or left over in your fridge and suggests...
John has coached hundreds of athletes ranging from beginners all the way up to Kona qualifiers and elite professional triathletes. Here are his insights into the essential workouts every triathlete should be doing.
When it comes to improving your swim technique, there is no substitute for practice and repetition. That being said, focusing...
Chances are if any of these things sound familiar – your nutrition needs a shake up.
What causes three-thirty-itis?
When it comes to the afternoon slump, typically the cause is what you've done, or not done with your nutrition earlier in the day
Without knowing exactly what you eat, here are some general guidelines to get to the bottom of why you fade in the afternoons. Let's start with lunch and work backward to the start of the day.
Often triathletes leave it way too late. They’re a last minute Larry and end up winging it.
Stop and think for a second – aren’t we doing all this training to piece it together into a decent race? And that doesn’t necessarily mean a win or get a spot to Kona – simply doing better than the last one, or having a good time or not bonking.
If you want to be successful on race day – whatever that looks like for you – start preparing early. The more time you have, the better.
You don’t want to get to race week and go ‘oh shit’ – I’m out of...
It's a big stress on your body to go from not doing anything to suddenly doing something again. So we need to be really mindful of our nutrition in this key window.
If you’ve stepped away from triathlon, perhaps because of:
you need to ensure your transition back into training is managed correctly.
My Top 5 Strategies for Managing your 'Return' to Training
It's really important you quickly...
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