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Time-Management Tips for Triathletes and Gym Rats

Time-Management Tips for Triathletes and Gym Rats

Buy Black Twisted Back Top   At the start of each new racing season, I consistently find myself looking for ways to manage the demands of my career, family, and triathlon. Training for 3 different sports is time-consuming, but possible with simple planning and smart training.  To excel in triathlon, effective time-management is essential. If you are the typical age-group triathlete, you juggle your athletic goals with your family commitments and career demands. Being a triathlete requires a lifestyle that should bring you joy, not stress. Here are the top five ways to balance your commitment to triathlon with the...


How to Exercise More Consistently

How to Exercise More Consistently

Buy Alura Sequin Top   As a triathlete and former personal trainer, I am frequently asked if I lift weights. Despite my muscular and toned physique, I don’t adhere to a strength-training regimen year-round. I have been working out consistently for 20 years and have built what is commonly referred to as “muscle maturity.” This is one of the many benefits of long-term exercise. Do you enjoy being fit but find it difficult to stick to an exercise program for more than a few weeks or months? Perhaps if you understood how important consistency is, it would motivate you to...


3 Healthy Reasons Adults Should Compete in Sports

3 Healthy Reasons Adults Should Compete in Sports

Buy Alyssa Long Sleeved Turtle Neck Tunic Think you’re too old to play sports? You’re not. Here are three reasons why competing in sport is healthy for older adults. Other than competing in AAU swimming as a youth, it wasn’t until I was 25 that I participated in a competitive event. It was always a desire within me, but I didn’t realize it until I was older. As the younger sibling of an All-American high-school cross-country and track star, I thought I might have some talent as well. Luckily, as an adult, I answered the voice within, and decided to...


Why Does Working Out Cause Muscle Soreness?

Holly Lowe Jones

Tags delayed onset muscle soreness, DOMS, fitness, muscle pain, tough workouts

Why Does Working Out Cause Muscle Soreness?

Have you recently thrust yourself into a new workout regimen or started a new sport, only to find that you can barely move a couple days later? This phenomenon is known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.  The immobilizing muscle pain that you’re experiencing is what exercise physiologists call DOMS, or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. This is muscle pain or discomfort that usually occurs within 24-48 hours of intense exercise. Many people are confused by this phenomenon, because the pain doesn’t occur during or immediately after the exercise. This type of pain is classified as Type 1 Muscle Strain, and can range...


The Benefits of Using a Jump Rope in Your Workout Routine

The Benefits of Using a Jump Rope in Your Workout Routine

I have been jumping rope regularly for about 10 years. While I can now easily jump for 30 minutes straight, I remember when doing it for just 60 seconds seemed nearly impossible. So if you think you can’t do it or it’s too hard, give yourself time. You will get better. Jumping rope well takes practice. Extend the duration of your intervals gradually, and before you know it, you will be jumping like a pro. Once you become a skilled jump roper, trust me, you will love it. The benefits are many: 1. Easy to travel with. It’s light, small,...