RTA Triathlon x Hyperice
We are very excited to announce a new partnership with Hyperice, the leader in recovery technology.
Did you know that you get stronger and fitter in periods of recovery?
Yes, it’s true.
However, despite the fact that recovery is one of the biggest pieces to the the fitness puzzle, amateur athletes (runners, triathletes, cross fitters and everything in between) don’t take it very seriously.
Next to quality sleep (the MOST important part of recovery), stretching should be incorporated into your daily and weekly routine. Below we will discuss why this is so important and also share a few of our favorite stretches for triathletes and runners.
Stress is Stress
Stress + Recovery = Fitness Gains
When it comes to training for a triathlon (or run race or ANYTHING), stress followed by recovery equals a stronger and fitter athlete. As such, stress needs to be managed throughout training in order to reap results. However, stress is not mutually exclusive to “training stress” and therefore many age group athletes screw this up.
At any given point in time most endurance athletes know a friend, colleague or coworker who is battling an injury. Or worse, maybe it’s you who is suffering from a run induced or related injury.
There is no question, INJURIES SUCK!
Unfortunately this is not uncommon as studies show that about 60-65% of all runners/triathletes are injured, at some point, during an average year (by definition, an ‘injury’ is a physical problem severe enough to force a reduction in training). While running injuries are the most common among triathletes, swim and bike injuries can also occur and are just as frustrating.
Below we will look at examine the leading causes of injuries and what you can do to be proactive in preventing them.