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Mind Games Get You Through a Workout….

Posted by on August 7, 2017 at 6:59 pm

….or race!

Have you ever struggled to get through a workout? We’ve recently had a number of local athletes complete an Ironman Triathlon which consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run. Can you imagine how mentally tough you need to be to get through the training to prepare you to race and complete these types of distances?! Can you imagine swimming and biking for that long and then having to start a marathon in the middle of the day?! It is physically and mentally grueling and Ironman athletes report that they have to play mind games all day to get to the finish line.

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Spring Into Swimming

Posted by on May 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Heading down to your local community pool or outdoors for a relaxing swim is an activity that many look forward to. Swimming is a fabulous low-impact cardiovascular workout that definitely will strengthen and tone your entire body – upper body, lower body & core! Most of us probably learned how to swim when we were younger and yet, most adults find it an incredibly challenging activity. But if your body isn’t conditioned for swimming, your shoulders and low back may take a beating.  Here are a few exercises you can try to help prepare your body for swimming.

Anterior and Posterior Arm Lifts: 

Lreverseflybie on a bench holding light handweights (2-5 pounds).  Keeping your abdominals contracted and your chest slightly lifted, slowly raise the weights forward until they are horizontal with your body.  Then return to the starting position and press weights backwards.  Keep your arms only slightly bent during the entire range of motion so the motion comes from the shoulder joint not the elbow. Repeat 8-20 times.

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Try a Tri – Swim, Bike, Run Your Way To The Triathlon Finish Line

Posted by on June 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm

triweb2011Last week we discussed the various distances in the sport of Triathlon. My hope is by the end of this series, a large number of you will be inspired to try your first Tri this summer! And nothing will bring me greater joy than to know I helped you get to the finish line!

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