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Cover: the core strength: pilates for triathletes
The Core Strength: Pilates for Triathletes
with June Quick,
Certified Pilates Instructor, licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Athletic Trainer,
and Stanford University Swimming consultant
and featuring Barb Lindquist, #1 Ranked Triathlete and 2004 Olympian

In this excellent Pilates program (Quick affectionately refers to as "Triathalates"), June Quick shares her unique on-land program for multi-sport athletes that uniquely intertwines Pilates exercises to strengthen the core and shoulder girdle, yoga exercises to increase flexibility and lung capacity, and stretching exercises to accommodate the use of the extremities while maintaining posture, line, and balance of the core. The goal of the program is to assist a multi-sport athlete in achieving and maintaining proper posture, line, and balance while running, biking, and swimming. Quick begins this video with a brief anatomy review of the body core and shoulder muscle areas that the program targets: areas crucial to multi-sport athletes. She then proceeds with three specific 20-minute follow-along workouts: 1) Upper core, 2) Middle core, and 3) Lower core. In each workout, Quick leads World-renowned triathlete Barb Lindquist through an "area specific" workout on a "long roll" (foam roller). To facilitate those wanting to work without a foam roll, Quick simultaneously coaches a second demonstrator on a traditional Pilates mat. Each workout also incorporates valuable "prehab" exercises to help prevent the most common multi-sport injuries! As a bonus, Quick offers tips for maintaining proper posture, line, and balance for running, biking, and swimming.

97 minutes. 2005.

DVD
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Cover: the run: technique and training for triathletes
The Run: Technique and Training for Triathletes
with Clark Campbell,
former Professional Triathlete and University of Kansas Swimming Coach

In Part 1, Proper Running Technique, Campbell begins on the track focusing on establishing an efficient running posture and proper breathing techniques to maximize efficiency. He then discusses and demonstrates common errors in running form. Next, Campbell teaches drills that you can use to ensure proper running form and maximum speed. He then moves from the track to the hill for specific technique instruction covering uphill and downhill form and strategies. In Part 2, Training, Campbell offers a classroom lesson that includes: implementing heart rate and pace for training considerations, establishing and utilizing training zones, and the importance of utilizing different terrain for quality workouts. Also included are tips on incorporating the long run (using speed bursts - SBs), bricks, and road/track races as a part of training.

42 minutes. 2005.

DVD
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Cover: the ultimate training, technique, and strategy series for triathletes
The Ultimate Training, Technique, and Strategy Series for Triathletes
This six DVD instructional series offers the most comprehensive technique and training guide for multi-sport athletes ever available! Making no assumptions as to the ability level of the viewer, this series is designed for "the masses", with technique and training tips for the beginner through advanced levels.
DVD
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Cover: swim, bike, run
Swim, Bike, Run
by Clark Campbell, Wes Hobson and Mike Vickers

Gain a competitive edge with the new triathlon training manual from top professional triathlete Wes Hobson. Swim, Bike, Run contains all you need to know to be successful in triathlons of any length, from Sprint to Olympic to Ironman. With years of professional experience to guide you, you'll be racing smarter and faster.Each discipline is discussed in its own section, where you will find key workouts, information on choosing from the latest equipment, and lessons on refiniing your technique. From polishing your swimming stroke, to learning the correct cycling position, to developing great running form, everything you need to improve in every discipline of triathlon is in Swim, Bike, Run. You'll also find information on:

  • balancing workouts to avoid injury and staleness,
  • nutrition tips,
  • mental training,
  • choosing the right event, and
  • planning your season.
Hobson also shares his wealth of experience to teach you winning race strategy and gives tips for your perfect race-day preparation. Swimming expert and former professional triathlete Clark Campbell and accomplished age-group competitor Mike Vickers add their own insights to the mix, giving you a complete manual to optimize your training.If you're motivated to improve your triathlon performance, add knowledge and experience from a top professional to your arsenal and maximize your training with Swim, Bike, Run.

2001. 250 pages.

Book
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Cover: triathlon training
Triathlon Training
by Michael Finch

No matter what distances you're training for, Triathlon Training offers expert guidance for improving your racing from start to finish. Triathlon Training contains six race-specific programs two for sprint distances, two for Olympic distances, one for the half Ironman and one for the Ironman. The sprint and Olympic programs include target race times to help you choose the best program for yourself, based on your ability level. It also details a 12-week, step-by-step, base-building program that you can use to work up to racing distances. The instruction, time management tips and drills in Triathlon Training will help you make the most effective use of each training day. Insights from athletes' profiles and information on nutrition, supplements, and equipment offer additional ways to maximize training as you prepare for competition. The book examines the most common triathlon injuries, offers advice on preventing those injuries, and details how to treat and recover from them, should they occur. A full-color book with more than 200 photos, Triathlon Training was developed in consultation with USA Triathlon and the British Triathlon Association. Whether you are considering your first triathlon or are committing yourself to Ironman competition, this book will help put you on the path to a successful finish.

2004. 160 pages.

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