How to Avoid the Bonk in an Ironman Triathlon

Whether you call it bonking or hitting the wall, the chances are you can prevent it if you stick to your race strategy. Assuming you have prepared properly for your fitness ability and goals you should have an idea of the pace or effort you’re able to put out as well as how much and…

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64 Simple Rules to Eat Healthy

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It seems as it was years ago when my food journey began. I grew up in a pretty traditional Polish home, where meals were cooked daily. Even went to a farmer’s market every weekend. But had changed by the time I had graduated college. It was 2008 when I took a job for an investment…

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Workout Recovery Tip For Triathletes

Many triathletes already have their favorite recovery routine! I see athletes do a combination of many items on the list below: Stretching Massage Yoga Foam Rolling Compression Icing Inversions Acupuncture Special Nutrition Extra sleep 😴 All of these options are great and beneficial, I have personally done them all! After talking to so many athletes I…

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8 Must-Have Foods Every Athlete Should Have in Their Kitchen

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If you find yourself guessing what to eat throughout the day, or spending way too much time on meal planning, chances are you may be missing some staple foods which could make food prep much easier on you. I find it that having certain foods readily available in your kitchen can not only prevent you…

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The Journey Of A Plant Curious Ironman Triathlete

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The Protein-centric Period When I first started working as a personal trainer in 2001 I followed a very traditional way of eating which was common in the fitness industry at that very time. I was surrounded by guys whose goals were to gain muscle, in fact my first mentor was a professional body builder. I…

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5 Remedies That Took Away My Achilles Tendon Pain

1. Running Break This seems like the most obvious step to take, but it was the most difficult part of the healing process. As athletes we can get pretty obsessed with our race goals and skipping a workout can seem like a last resort type of decision. You want to allow the tendon to rest…

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How Himalayan Pink Salt Can Improve Your Athletic Performance

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What is Himalayan Pink Salt? Himalayan pink salt is the purest salt to be found on earth. It packs a hearty 80+ minerals and elements. The many hues of pink, red and white are an indication of this salt’s rich and varying mineral and energy-rich iron content. It is now hand-mined from the Himalayan mountains…

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Super Fluffy Healthy Protein Pancakes for Triathletes

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When you’re training hard out there on the course, or the gym, it’s important to make sure you compliment these workouts with proper nutrition. Many of the “healthy” products out there, simply don’t taste well. And often times, healthy becomes ‘not so tasty’. This motivated me to make my own healthy pancakes that taste even…

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My Secret to a Sub 5 Hour Ironman Bike Split

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Initially, cycling indoors wasn’t a deliberate tactic. I was forced to take cycling indoors simply because of the weather conditions. Preparing for a late November race such as Ironman Cozumel or Arizona while living in the Chicago area was the main reason why I decided to take a huge chunk of my training indoors. A…

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11 Ways to Get Over The Monotony Of Training

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When you get in a mental rut it’s always good to take a moment to think back and  remind yourself why you started in the first place. Chances are you had a legitimate reason for taking on triathlon and signing up for a specific race. But the months, or even years for some, of the…

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