Training

10 swim racing and training tips from tri's best swimmers

Want to improve your swim? Here is some advice from some of the best swimmers and coaches in triathlon, including Jess Learmonth, Lucy Charles-Barclay and Henri Schoeman
19 September 2019 at 11:16

How can I prevent calf muscle cramp towards the end of the bike leg?

Suffer with calf muscle cramps when cycling, particularly towards the end of the bike leg, and when you take your feet out of the shoes prior to dismounting? Nick Beer has this advice for cycling crampers
17 September 2019 at 09:32

Triathlon transitions: a step-by-step guide on how to transition faster and more efficiently

Want stress-free, quick and fast triathlon transitions that will help set you up for a PB? Then read on for our expert guide
13 September 2019 at 10:55

Sea swimming for beginners: how to swim in the sea

We explain the unique challenges seas present to swimmers, and what you can do to give yourself the best chance of successfully mastering the waves
12 September 2019 at 10:00

Synovial fluid: what is it and how does exercise affect it?

Physio Brad Beer explains the role synovial fluid plays in keeping our joints healthy, and how exercise affects it - in a good way
05 September 2019 at 11:57

What’s the difference between base fitness and base strength?

220 tri coach Dermott Hayes explains what is meant by base fitness and base strength, and how they differ
05 September 2019 at 10:00

How important is technique when it comes to swimming?

Does having a good swim technique really help your speed and performance in the water? Yes says John Wood, here why it's important...
04 September 2019 at 16:24

What is piriformis syndrome, and how can you treat it?

Got a pain in the buttocks? It could be piriformis syndrome, says Nick Beer. Here he explains causes, symptoms and treatment
04 September 2019 at 15:29

Tendonitis: what it is and how to treat it

Rehab physio Juliet Slade explains all you need to know about tendonitis including causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention
22 August 2019 at 11:44

45 speed workouts for triathletes

Short of training time? But want to increase your swim, bike and run speed ? Here’s Dermott Hayes' top 45 proven sub-45minute sessions, just perfect for a lunch break
21 August 2019 at 13:07

Compartment syndrome: what it is and how to treat it

Physiotherapist Omkar Sawant explains all you need to know about compartment syndrome including causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention
20 August 2019 at 12:54

Sports massage: What are the benefits of having a regular massage?

Having a regular sports massage has many benefits for athletes, says Nick Beer, including physical, physiological and psychological
16 August 2019 at 09:54

What's the serratus anterior muscle and why is it important to swimmers?

Nick Beer explains the role the oft-forgotten serratus anterior muscle plays in swimming front crawl, and how you can strengthen it
15 August 2019 at 15:04

Exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction: What it is and how it affects athletic performance

Exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction, or EILO for short, describes a condition where the larynx can start to close in when you're exercising. Dr James Hull explains all you need to know
15 August 2019 at 13:00

How to stop overstriding when you run

Do you overstride when you run? Nick Beer explains how to improve your stride length so you become more efficient
15 August 2019 at 12:00

Heart rate: How much should you worry about a high HRmax?

220 coach Dermott Hayes has this advice for a 40 year-old male triathlete who's worried his HRmax of 200 is too high?
15 August 2019 at 11:26

Rowing: Which muscles does rowing use and how does that help your tri performance?

We explain that why it's leg power, rather than arm power, rowing particularly helps
13 August 2019 at 09:45

Lyme disease: why we need to tackle it now

More awareness is needed of this little-understood disease that is damaging the health of too many triathletes
09 August 2019 at 15:16

Vicky Holland: how to train for a faster run

We join 2018 ITU world champ Vicky Holland on the track as she shares her strategy for refining her run
08 August 2019 at 11:42

Hay fever: how can I keep training and racing?

Suffer with hay fever? Here's some advice on how to prevent and treat attacks so you can keep racing and training during the summer months, from respiratory specialist, Dr James Hull
08 August 2019 at 11:00