Category: triathlon

The Triathlete’s Injury Prevention Headache

The Triathlete’s Injury Prevention Headache

To some triathletes, injuries have become like little gremlins that are there every where you turn, every time you train and seem to take pleasure in sabotaging your race and training plans.   They seem to strike whenever they feel like it, without warning, and […]

90% of triathletes don’t know about this little trick…

90% of triathletes don’t know about this little trick…

Caroline was training for Ironman UK. The race was a couple of months away but she had a major calf problem and needed a fast solution.   She was struggling to run more than 30 minutes and had to figure out how to balance dealing […]

5 Biggest Mistakes in Getting Started with Mobility

5 Biggest Mistakes in Getting Started with Mobility

Katie is in a triathlete in her late 40s. She’s been involved in triathlon for almost 5 years and been pretty much injury free until this year. Like most triathletes, she leads a very full and busy life, squeezing her training in around her job, […]

The Top 3 Things Seasoned Triathletes’ Bodies Need to be Pain Free Come Race Day

The Top 3 Things Seasoned Triathletes’ Bodies Need to be Pain Free Come Race Day

Thing #1: Length During the practice of swimming, biking and running, our connective tissue gets short and tight. This includes muscles, tendons (which attach muscles to bone), and ligaments (which attach bone to bone). When ligaments get tight, it reduces the space between the bones […]

The Top 5 Injury Prevention Questions Triathletes Should Ask, But Don’t

The Top 5 Injury Prevention Questions Triathletes Should Ask, But Don’t

I answered these questions as part of the mostmotion® show – available FREE each week in my SMARTT™ Folks Facebook community. Below is the video, but if you don’t have time to watch, you can read the transcription instead. For more mostmotion® come and join […]

2 Fitness Industry Lies That Keep Triathletes Perpetually Injured

2 Fitness Industry Lies That Keep Triathletes Perpetually Injured

It’s been standard protocol for such a long time now that we don’t even question it, in fact, we just accept the injury consequences of it as normal, but the reality is that the normal processes of the fitness industry are actually CREATING injury.   […]

The Foolish Triathlete’s Performance Plan

The Foolish Triathlete’s Performance Plan

While searching the t’interwebs for articles on cycling and back pain, I came across this one in 220 Triathlon magazine The article suggests that the first port of call for fixing back pain on the bike is to have a bike fit, then to look […]

Top Lower Back Pain Tip for New Triathletes

Top Lower Back Pain Tip for New Triathletes

There’s one thing you can almost guarantee with triathlon and that’s injury. Why single out triathlon? Yes, injuries are certainly very likely in other sports, but maybe none so much as triathlon and here’s why: The nature of the sport is such that the bike […]

How to KILL your results – guaranteed?

How to KILL your results – guaranteed?

If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to prevent you from getting results, it’s one of what I like to call the Silent Performance Gremlins (SPGs). There are three of them in your body and between them, they are responsible for most of the injuries you […]

The SPGs that are secretly sabotaging your performance? (part 1)

The SPGs that are secretly sabotaging your performance? (part 1)

  We’ve all had that feeling, when training is going really well, then all of a sudden you have a period of time when you seem to be hit by one injury after another, or your training just doesn’t seem to be going well, no […]