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The BEST thing a triathlete can do in their off season

For a triathlete what’s one of the best things you can be doing in the off season? If I were to rate my top 3 it would be:1. Strength training2. Rest & Relaxation3. Skill development Being what I consider to be the number one, let us talk a little about strength training and how you can periodise it through your training year. One of the biggest challenges for a triathlete trying to incorporate strength training into their routine is that it’s another layer of stress and fatigue that if not programmed correctly can have a negative impact on your swim, bike and run. For example, if you go full nuts in the gym on squat day, there’s no way you...

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Who Dares Wins

A motto founded by the British SAS, describes the mindset required to win when confronted with a formidable adversary.  One thing I regret from my time in the military was not having a crack at “selection.”  I chose another pathway which had its own challenges but unfortunately took this opportunity away. Despite this I was afforded other opportunities to interact with Special Forces personnel and I got a sniff of what made these guys tick and an insight into the “Who Dares Wins” philosophy.  The simplest way to explain it is like an air of supreme confidence which to the uneducated would seem like arrogance.  But it’s the type of confidence that comes from absolutely knowing that you have the...

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