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Ask Chris: What Are the Best Fans for Indoor Cycling? We look at the best indoor cycling fans — the home appliance kind — and educate you on what you need to know before making a purchase.

What's the Deal with Blood Flow Restriction Therapy? Blood Flow Restriction is when specific pressure is applied during low-load training exercise to create anabolic changes in muscle. The goal of the therapy is to allow oxygenated blood to the working muscles while restricting venous return, thus creating a metabolic overload similar to that of heavy load training.

Tech Timeout Swim This winter, take time to slow down in the pool and work on the little things that will pay off next year, like your stroke cycle. Beginners should do the lowest set option, intermediate the middle, and advanced should do the highest in the range. Enjoy this tech timeout swim!

Garmin Venu GPS Smartwatch In-Depth Review For those not familiar with the Vivoactive lineup, here's all the baseline features found on both the Venu and Vivoactive 4:.

Stocking Stuffers for Triathletes You've purchased all of the gifts for under the tree, but now it's time to fill that stocking! Here are some santa-approved stocking stuffers for triathletes. $4.99, usatriathlon.org. Whether it's ironic or true, this "I Bricks" sticker is sure to get a prominent place on your triathlete's bumper, laptop, or water bottle.

Boaz Dinte: This Executive Uses Racing to Power His Career – Triathlete Israeli executive Boaz Dinte draws parallels between a high-level career and high-level racing. On most days, Boaz Dinte rises at 5 a.m., takes a few sips of coffee, throws on his workout gear, and heads out for a swim, bike, or run around the small village north of Tel Aviv, Israel, where he lives.

DCR Open House Winter 2019 Photo Recap! This past weekend we held our 6th annual DCR Cave Open House. It was once again a sold out crowd, for both the morning run as well as the evening festivities at the Cave. These events are so much crazy bigger than our first one six years ago! All in, between the run and the evening open house, we had nearly 200 people show up!

ITU Photographer's Best of 2019 Gallery: Delly Carr View the ITU Photographer’s Best of 2019 Gallery: Delly Carr photo gallery on Triathlon.org.

Tokyo 2020 unveils details of the Olympic competition schedule - Triathlon.org The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has announced today the event line-up for each session of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Get ready for a summer full of triathlon at its best, with the Elite Men vying for Olympic glory on Monday, July 27 at 6.30 am, and the Women following up on Tuesday, July 28 also at 6.30am.

Aero Handling Skills: Here's How to Develop Them – Triathlete We acquire aero handling skills early as triathlon cyclists, but it still requires practice. Here's how you can develop your aero handling skills and confidence:. Predictable, straight-line riding is important. Not only is it more efficient, but it shows consideration to your fellow competitors and reduces your likelihood of causing an accident.

Swim Technology: Triathlon’s Last Frontier Is in The Water – Triathlete It was a seemingly simple idea that ended up being not-so-simple, but Martinez had something on his side: technology, especially swim-specific technology, is having its moment in endurance sports, as entrepreneurial aquaphiles like Martinez turn their eyes toward the historically low-tech "third wheel" of the swim/bike/run gear trifecta.

Skydio 2 Autonomous Sports Drone In-Depth Review It's been just shy of two months since Skydio announced the Skydio 2 drone, which is virtually entirely dedicated to sports tracking. I previously tested the R1 drone about two years ago, which did incredible things in terms of autonomous tracking, but also wasn't practical from a price standpoint or a size standpoint.

ITU announces cancellation of Cape Town and Antwerp World Cups - Triathlon.org The ITU Executive Board has approved to remove the Cape Town and Antwerp World Cups out of the 2020 calendar. The financial struggles of the organizing committee in Cape Town, and the lack of support of the new elected municipal government in Antwerp have led to both events been cancelled.

Season reflects: Paul Allingham, Canadian World Triathlete - Triathlon.org Season reflects: Paul Allingham on the 2019 ITU World Championships in Lausanne and what triathlon means to him and his family. "My family and I get a great sense of accomplishment and togetherness from triathlon and it has become a very large part of our lives beyond working and careers and my retirement.

One-Hour Workout: Pyramid Swim This swim session strikes the balance. This one-hour pyramid swim workout involves almost every toy in your swim kit bag and combines technical work with aerobic endurance. This time of year is the key time to work on swim technique, but focusing on drills and drills alone will soon leave your fitness waning.

Radka Kahlefeldt: Get to Know the 70.3 Star Czech superstar Radka Kahlefeldt returned to racing last year just 11 weeks after the birth of her daughter Ruby-and ever since she's been in indomitable form with a second-place finish at The Challenge Championship and a third-place finish at the 70.3 European Championships.

ITU Board meets in Madrid to prepare World Triathlon for the Olympic year - Triathlon.org The ITU Executive Board has met for two days in Madrid, Spain, in the last meeting of the 2019 season, looking forward to a year that will bring not only the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, but also a great number of challenges and opportunities for the sport to continue growing.

Giving Tuesday: Triathlon-Inspired Ideas for Giving Back – Triathlete Giving Tuesday, a hashtag movement created in 2012 to encourage people to do good, has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give their time, donations, goods, and voice to charitable efforts.

The Most Epic Scenery in Tri? Don't Miss These Images from Patagonman The second annual event featured beautiful conditions that saw Great Britain's Tim Don and Flora Colledge earn the victories. The action kicked off at 5:30 a.m. local time with athletes jumping off of a big ferry boat into the cold waters of the Aysen Fjord.

Heart Rate Variability: The Next Paradigm Shift in Tri Training? Meet the new measurement transforming how we know when to push-and when to hold back-for optimal fitness. It's no secret that rest is one of the most important parts of training, but learning to listen to your body is also one of the greatest challenges triathletes face.

Madrid returns to the ITU World Cup calendar - Triathlon.org The International Triathlon Union is proud to announce that the ITU World Cup racing returns to the Spanish capital for the 2020 Madrid World Cup, to be held on September 26.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2019 Sports Tech Deals Round-Up! It's that time of year again when there are tons of sales on all sorts of sports technology items. Everything this year is pointing to earlier sales than normal, as manufacturers and retailers alike try to lock in your dollars ahead of time. The typical ebb and flow of this time period is:.

ITU Photographer’s Best of 2019 Gallery: Janos Schmidt - Triathlon.org Schmidt is a freelance photographer based in Budapest, Hungary and he has been one of the official photographers for ITU for many years. Janos is.

Sports Technology Buyers Guide: Winter 2019-2020 Here's the current list:. Apple Watch: Apple Music Fitbit: Pandora, Deezer Garmin: Amazon Music, Spotify, iHeartRadio, DeezerSamsung: Spotify, TidalWearOS: Spotify, Google Music. In any case, here's the complete list of recommended GPS devices:.

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