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  • Pre-swimming stretches

    13th November 2015

    Get the most out of your swimming performance with these pre-swim dynamic stretches courtesy of Leanne Garner. Upper body mobilisations These mobilise the shoulder joints as well as gently stretching the major muscle groups in the upper body. Perform with your feet shoulder width apart and keep your core engaged.…

  • Step up to a 70.3: Part 2

    9th October 2015

    Part two of our guide to getting up to the standard of a 70.3 Strategies for success Planning is an essential component of Ironman 70.3. This is especially true for your nutrition and also your training. Here’s how best to prepare…

  • Step up to a 70.3: Part 1

    8th October 2015

    If you’re thinking about going long but not sure where to start, we’ve got all the answers. Words Phil Mosley. Images Ironman / Getty Images An Ironman 70.3 is the first step into the world of long-distance triathlon. With its 1.9km swim,…

  • Crank up your pool training

    29th September 2015

    Sprint swimming is the key to improvement, says Bath Amphibians coach Ben Matthews When training for a fast swimming time, it’s important to train with high-intensity elements in every session. Even longer, slower sets should have a solid volume of increased resistance training using fins or hand paddles, or be…

  • Perfect your tumble turns

    24th August 2015

    Best learned in two parts, the tumble and the turn, this nifty move will make you faster and more fluid in training saving you precious seconds in the pool… Here’s how to perfect your tumble turns in four easy steps: 1.…

  • Swimming: sort out your stroke style

    30th July 2015

    Streamline your technique and make sure you arrive in T1 with energy to spare… Most triathletes have a background in running or cycling and so it’s no surprise they usually find the swim to be their weakest discipline. It’s probably why duathlons (run-bike-run) are popular events because then competitors can…

  • 5 tricks to speed up your Ironman swim

    9th July 2015

    Follow these five tips from coach Phil Mosley to increase your Ironman swim speed… 1. FIND YOUR RHYTHM A Finis Tempo Trainer Pro is a metronome for swimmers. It’s a little yellow device that attaches to your goggle straps and beeps periodically depending on…

  • Top up your training for a sprint triathlon

    7th July 2015

    Tri coach Phil Mosley offers up some simple workouts across all three disciplines for your sprint triathlon… BRICK WORKOUTS In a sprint triathlon your legs will feel like concrete by the time you run. The only thing you can do to make…

  • Perfect your swim starts

    4th June 2015

    Get your deep-water swim starts right every time… CHOOSE YOUR SPOT Before you even get in the water – at least 10 minutes before the start – head down to the start to suss out your first sighting point, see how the crowd is behaving…