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Race Day Strategy: Drafting for a Quick Swim Split

By Shem leong, Triathlon Coach in Singapore – ironguides.net You work hard in the pool 2 – 3 times a week. You buy all the latest swim toys, take stroke correction classes and analyse YouTube swim technique videos all for the sake of faster swim split. But many age groupers...
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Complete guide (with Video) to swimming technique and training

By Alun Woodward, Online Triathlon Coach, ironguides.net While the swim portion of the ironman may only represent 10 percent of the race, it does play a significant role in the outcome. The time taken to exit the water is just a fraction of the whole picture of performance— the...
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Training: Stroke Rate – Cadence – Stride Frequency

By Alun Woodward, coach, ironguides.net One of the 5 systems we look to train when designing a program is called neuromuscular, this term simply means the link between brain and muscle. When we see a regular program we might expect to see sessions set to heart rate or effort...
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Training article: Swim Fit

By Alun “Woody” Woodward, coach, ironguides.net SWIM FIT Swimming is often overlooked in Ironman as it’s seen as a short warm up before the main event. This thinking has led to swim training being overlooked or the bare minimum of work being done so athletes can...
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Swim training tool: Ankle Bands

By Shem Leong, Coach, ironguides.net Pullbuoys feel great because they help you float nicely in the water. Paddles immediately let you know that you’re working harder and increase your distance per stroke. Everybody is happy to use these 2 tools because they enhance the...
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Swim clinic – shoulders blowing up early into swims

By Alun “Woody” Woodward, Coach – ironguides.net A common problem among swimmers and triathletes is the sensation of shoulders blowing up very early on in races or hard session’s, this just leaves us feeling weak and uncoordinated for the remainder of the...
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How to avoid common mistakes in Triathlon swimming

For effective triathlon swimming you need to develop technique that is appropriate to our sport.
Posted On Sep 26 2014