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Huub is delighted to announce the partnership with a female athlete that in many respects needs no introduction; Caroline Steffen. The team TBB member and one of the most successful female athletes in Triathlon is the latest member of the Huub family. Caroline Steffen joining the family of global athletes is not so much about [...]
By Alex Price Open water swimming is the number one thing people are afraid of when it comes to race day. Whether it is the deep water, getting hit or kicked, large ‘fish’, swallowing water or just the unknown, open water swimming is one thing that creates anxiety like no other element of triathlon. An [...]
As you swim, have you ever wondered how much of your arm stroke effort is wasted? What percentage really goes into pushing you forwards through the water and what is lost as water movement down, to the side and into eddies? The technical term for this is ‘propelling efficiency’ and it makes a direct contribution [...]
For many years the analysis of performance in swimming has been tedious and manual. Cycling training has been transformed by power meters and power training, Running has been greatly impacted by GPS to provide pacing information. Accelerometers popular in consumer devices such as iPhone and Wii games are now being used to analyse swim strokes and provide performance metrics. Commercial versions of this technology are now about to hit the stores.
De Soto are claiming a time saving of 2:40min over a 4km swim using their USAT approved and WTC legal Liftfoil Speed Trisuit. The pad is a thin version of their 400-Mile Pad used in their bike shorts. This speedsuit is designed to be worn for the entire race.
The benefits of strength training cannot be denied – reduced risk of injury, enhanced force application, higher economy and efficiency, speedier metabolism, and greater power. (Video)
Swimmer’s shoulder is more properly known as painful arc/ rotator cuff tendinitis, or shoulder impingement. In the recent issue of PP on sports injuries ( issue 109), Simon Kemp described in some detail the muscles that make up the rotator cuff.