Kettlebell Training for Triathletes

Our athletes will be the first to tell you that we place a huge emphasis on strength training, especially in the off-season. While we use all kinds of equipment, including medicine balls, suspension trainers, stability balls, slosh tubes, resistance bands, and dumbbells, we have a special place in our hearts for kettlebells. Our weekly kettlebell […]

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Finding Peace with Boredom

“Wanna get away?” A few years ago, Southwest Airlines ran a creative and humorous marketing campaign asking that simple question when a subject found themselves in an awkward situation. Of course, Southwest has a vested interest in you wanting to get away…they are an airline. But what if I told you that you could mentally […]

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TOP SIX: Benefits of Strength Training for Triathletes

Our group triathlon schedule is heavy on strength training. We have at least 4 strength workouts a week built into our schedule. We do this because we want to have the strongest, most resilient, and fittest triathletes possible. Our group is a team, and just like a professional sports team, we have a responsibility to […]

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Compression Socks

I will admit that I have never given a lot of thought to the socks I wear when working out. I moved beyond cotton years ago. But for the most part, it seemed that throughout the year I accumulated a few pair here and there and that sufficed. Recently, I was introduced to Swiftwick socks […]

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Quick and Simple Strength Training At Home

It’s time for more workout at home ideas! If you need a 15-20 minute strength routine, try one of these: 1. Repeat this sequence 5 times for a total of 20 minutes:Plank – 1 minuteRest 15 secondsSide Plank – 30 secondsRest 15 secondsSide Plank – 30 secondsRest 15 secondsWalking Lunge – 1 minuteRest 15 seconds […]

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Hill Repeats

As a kid, I loved the game king of the mountain. I remember playing ad nausem during baseball season. The premise was simple. There was a dirt mound (mountain) and you had to protect the top. Each participant raced up it dozens of times to knock you off the pedestal and rightfully claim the throne. […]

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February Coaches Mailbag

Great questions this month. Keep them coming. Email us (coaches@ftpcoaching.com) and have your questions answered in a future mailbag. 1. I keep hearing about gluten? What is it and is going gluten-free an effective weight loss strategy? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye oats, and barley. Some people have an auto-immune response to […]

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