Awareness

Triathletes are good at blocking things out. They block out aches and pains on a daily basis. They block out the voices that tell them to take a rest day or hit the snooze button. It’s a habit that serves us well when we are doing the things on a daily basis that we don’t […]

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Our Piece in Triathlete Magazine – Why Strength Matters

While we were in China for Coach Andrew’s race, we got word that an article about FTP Coaching had been published in the October issue of Triathlete magazine. While this was not the first time we had appeared in the magazine, it is so far our largest exposure. The piece centered not on our abilities […]

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A stretching routine for side stiches

If you are one of the unfortunate athletes that suffer from side stitches, it can be very frustrating to find solutions. While there are many theories about what causes side stitches – dehydration, the force of running on internal organs, shallow breathing – none of these have been proven to have direct correlations to side […]

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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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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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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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Home Workout Routines

This is a time of year when we all seem to run out of hours in the day to get everything done. Fitting exercise into the few short hours of daylight we have available can be more hassle than it’s worth if we don’t have an upcoming race compelling us to lace up the sneakers […]

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