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When you’re new to any sport, it can seem a little daunting if you’re trying to learn new techniques, and trying to learn three at once only triples the issue. Here’s my top tip to help ease the stress:

#1 Tip: Your body isn’t moving badly on purpose

Coaches like nothing better than helping folks to improve their technique, but this is fundamentally based on how it looks. If your movement looks different to the ideal, they’ll give you drills to do to help it look better.

The problem is, this is often at odds with how much effort it requires to move in a more aesthetically pleasing way.

Every living being on the planet is governed by what scientists call “The Conservation of Energy”. In other words, your body will naturally find the way to perform a movement that demands the least effort.

Consciously thinking about altering your movement not only slows you down, but takes much more effort, which, over time will lead to injury.

It’s much more effort to fight nature than it is to work with it.

Any technique issue you may be experiencing are not problems you can overcome long term by thinking about it. All technique issues are created by poor mobility.

Improve your mobility and your technique issues will disappear.


If you’d like to learn more about how to harness the power of nature to improve your performance, I’d like to invite you to check out my FREE Super 12 Warm Up Video so you can help your body move better before you even start your training session!

One Reply to “#1 Critical Training Tip Newbie Triathletes Must Know to Perform Better”

  1. chris yates says:

    Thanks Sarah. I agree with what you are saying, however I try to do the drill and then incorporate the technique naturally into the practice.
    Also, I’d be interested to hear what you have to say about the affects of ageing on training and competition in one of your future pieces of writing.
    All the best, Chris

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