Training

The top 15 Kona greats of all time

Just who are the greatest Ironman World Championship triathletes ever? We have argued, debated and discussed the many contenders, and come up with our top 15 Kona greats of all time - do you agree with our choices?
12 October 2018 at 14:00

Five famous Kona rivalries and clashes

Featuring politics, doping and some mighty egos, here are five famous athletic clashes from the history of Ironman in Hawaii
12 October 2018 at 11:00

What should you do with your arms when running?

Wondering how you should use your arms when running, and whether you should hold them in a specific way, or use a special arm action? Scott Findlay explains
11 October 2018 at 09:33

Mental health: Are you exercising too much for your mind?

Moving and exercising more can be one of the most effective ways to improve our mental health, but triathletes also need to know when to slow down, writes Tim Heming
10 October 2018 at 10:37

How can you tell if you have fast, or slow, twitch muscle fibres?

Wondering how to tell if you've fast or slow-twitch muscle fibres, and whether you can produce more? Dermott Hayes gives us an insight into the latest thoughts on fast and slow-twitch muscle fibres
09 October 2018 at 14:53

Could Ryf be on the verge of becoming the greatest ever?

A fourth consecutive Hawaii win on the 13th of October of this year could mean a change of nickname for Switzerland’s Daniela Ryf aka Angry Bird
04 October 2018 at 14:57

Lucy Charles talks Kona preparation

Top Ironman pro and last year's world championship runner up talks to 220 about how her preparation for Kona is going, and what she has learned from last year's race
01 October 2018 at 14:15

Why is glute strength important?

Wondering why strong glute muscles are important? Physiotherapist Alex Howarth explains why weak gluteal muscles can cause other problems such as hip, knee, shin and ankle pain.
27 September 2018 at 15:12

How to swim faster: 15 ways to hone your front crawl technique

Hit a plateau with your swim? Want to find those marginal gains and progress in the water? Look no further for the ultimate guide to swimming faster!
25 September 2018 at 11:10

What's the difference between non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids?

Both non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and steroids are used to treat, and reduce, inflammation, however they work in totally different ways and are used to treat very different conditions says physiotherapist Alex Howarth.
24 September 2018 at 14:24

Hypoxic swim sessions: what are they and should you do them?

Heard a lot about hypoxic swim sessions, both good and bad, and wondering whether they are worth including in your training? BTF level 3 coach Matt Sanderson from Triathlon Coaching UK explains all
24 September 2018 at 12:10

What muscles do you use in triathlon?

Wondering what muscles you use in triathlon and whether you have to strengthen some more than others? Nik Cook explains
17 September 2018 at 14:46

What’s the difference between fartlek and interval training?

Confused between fartlek and interval training, and wondering how they differ? Scott Finlay, coach to the Hartree Jets, explains the differences between the two training methods
17 September 2018 at 13:51

Cartilage injuries: how to treat and prevent them

Participating in endurance sports can be hard and intense as these sports can take their toll on your joints and cartilage, says physiotherapist Georgios Grigoriou from Capital Physio. Here he explains how to treat cartilage injuries, and prevent them from occurring
17 September 2018 at 09:47

How much should you reach in front crawl?

Wondering if you should stretch forward more in your front crawl stroke, so you can reach for more water? John Wood explains why this could actually make you lose momentum.
14 September 2018 at 09:44

Strain versus sprain: what's the difference?

Confused about the differences between a strain and a sprain? Physiotherapist Larissa Christian explain how the two different, yet similar-sounding, injuries differ and how to treat and prevent them
12 September 2018 at 14:41

Training between triathlons: free 8-week plan

Just how do you balance key training sessions, races, and adequate recovery time? Dermott Hayes has the training plan you need
11 September 2018 at 09:39

What is a trapped nerve?

Physiotherapist Denis Murphy explains what is meant by a trapped nerve, why triathletes are particularly vulnerable to developing trapped nerves, and how you can treat them.
06 September 2018 at 10:43

The next Ironman superstars

From Alistair Brownlee to Javier Gomez and Sarah True, we pick five of the rising superstars set to shake up the world of Ironman
04 September 2018 at 11:46

What specific strength training should female athletes do?

Should women do the same strength training as men, or do they need more specific exercises? Matt Sanderson of Triathlon Coaching UK explains more
23 August 2018 at 13:01