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Practicing Your Open Water Skills in the Pool  pdf
The tri season is ramping up, and soon some of us will be able to get into open water to practice. But if you don’t have access to safe open water swimming, or the weather isn’t cooperating, did you know you can practice some of your open water skills in a swimming pool? Below are some exercises I’ve had my athletes work on in a pool.
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One Key to Endurance Performance May Be Subliminal Visual Cues   pdf
Soon it may be possible to improve your multisport performance not by necessarily training harder, but by wearing glasses that flash positive subliminal cues. Positive subliminal visual cues — words, pictures and symbols unidentifiable in your consciousness — have been shown to improve performance in endurance athletes. Based on research from the University of Kent and Bangor University, athletes presented with positive cues were able to cycle significantly longer to exhaustion than those shown negative or neutral cues.
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The Secrets to a Successful Race Simulation  pdf
One of the cardinal rules of triathlon (or really any race) is “nothing new on race day.” The idea is to prevent any surprises that you have control over. One way to minimize those surprises is to do a race simulation before your major race. In fact, you may want to do two — one several weeks before the race day and one seven to 10 days out.
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Training Terms
Ever wonder what training or workout terms mean? What's a RI? VO2 Max versus Lactate Threshold?? Why is increasing speed sometimes call "Acceleration" and sometimes "Build"???
Cross Training for Runners
Many runners have discovered the advantages for cross training, and many training plans include an "XT" (for cross training) one or two days a week. Cross training is simply a non-running aerobic workout that is substituted for one of your running workouts. This other activity supports your running program and your overall running goals.
Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE)
Rating of Perceived Exertion, or RPE, is one way of measuring the intensity of a workout. If you do not use a heart rate monitor, then it is the method to determine what intensity zone you are in, and where you need to be.

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7 Easy Ways to Go Vegetarian Wellness Universe Blog

If you’re thinking about becoming a vegetarian or vegan, whether because of religious, philosophical, or health reasons, it’s not always easy.

Especially if you’ve been a long-time meat eater. Making the switch all at once takes immense motivation and may fail. The trick? Become a vegetarian in steps. Here are some tips to help you along.

First, some definitions. There are several types of vegetarians:


3 Exercises Often Done Incorrectly and their Fixes Wellness Universe Blog

Three of the top body-weight exercises are the pushup, squats, and lunges.

All three of these can be hard work, particularly for the beginning exerciser. But if you do them incorrectly, all that demanding work is for naught. And you increase the chance of injury.

Listed below are some of the errors with pushups, squats, and lunges, and how you can fix your technique to avoid injury and get the most bang for the buck.

 

Heat Safety Awareness Day: Staying Safe in the Heat Wellness Universe Blog

Foods and Fluids:

  • Drink plenty of water, regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink; at that point, you’re already dehydrated. Note: if your doctor limits the amount of fluid you should drink, or has you on water pills, ask your doctor how much you should drink during this hot weather.
  • Limit your intake of alcoholic and caffeinated beverages; these will dehydrate you.

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medium logo 6 Benefits of Meditation You Probably Don’t Know

You’re probably aware of how people use meditation for religious purposes and for stress relief. But there are many other benefits of incorporating meditation into your lifestyle.

It can help students get better grades (especially freshmen)

Research from George Mason University[1] showed that meditating before class helped college students focus better, retain information, and score better on a test. In the study, a randomly selected group of students did six minutes of meditation exercises before the class lecture and scored better on a following quiz that students who did not meditate. In one case, meditation predicted who would pass the quiz and who would fail.

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Get Out & Exercise in Downtown Kenosha Downtown Kenosha Blog

It's summer, and who wants to go to the gym (or down to the basement) and do a strength workout on a gorgeous day? With a bit of imagination, you can do most any gym exercise outside, using your own body weight. And as an added bonus, research has shown that compared with exercising indoors, exercising outdoors is associated with greater feelings of revitalization, decreases in tension, confusion, anger, and depression, and in

Here’s a strength workout that will take you through Downtown Kenosha. For all exercises, try to do 8 to 15 repetitions (reps), starting at one set and building to 3 sets. Take about a minute rest between each set.


Get Inspired with the Arts in Downtown Kenosha Art in Downtown Kenosha
April is Jazz month in Downtown Kenosha, and great Jazz shows improvisation and inspiration. And so does great art. You can see that inspiration and improvisation at the many art venues in Downtown Kenosha. Here are some of my favorites.

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Yet another reason to stand up
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Does Caffeine Work During a Run? (no longer available online)
Houston Chronicle Online, March 07, 2014
Is It a Better Swimming Workout to Use Fins?  pdf
Houston Chronicle Online, February 18, 2014
How to Swim a Faster 100 Free (no longer available online)
Houston Chronicle Online, February 18, 2014
Aqua Jogging Without a Belt  pdf
Houston Chronicle Online, January 24, 2014

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It’s another air quality alert for Chicago on Saturday, June 25
Published Friday, June 24, 2016
Original URL: http://www.examiner.com/article/it-s-another-air-quality-alert-for-chicago-on-saturday-june-25
The new Nutrition Facts Panel
Published Friday, May 20, 2016
Original URL: http://www.examiner.com/article/the-new-nutrition-facts-panel
2016 Transamerica Chicago Triathlon adds new 100 Club Challenge
Published Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Original URL: http://www.examiner.com/article/2016-transamerica-chicago-triathlon-adds-new-100-club-challenge

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Keep the feet fit to finish faster
Published Sunday, January 17, 2016
Original URL: http://www.examiner.com/article/keep-the-feet-fit-to-finish-faster
Top fitness trends in 2016
Published Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Original URL: http://www.examiner.com/article/top-fitness-trends-2016
Tough Mudder introduces a bit less tough race
Published Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Original URL: http://www.examiner.com/article/tough-mudder-introduces-a-bit-less-tough-race

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2016 Transamerica Chicago Triathlon adds new 100 Club Challenge
Published Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Original URL: http://www.examiner.com/article/2016-transamerica-chicago-triathlon-adds-new-100-club-challenge
Black Friday specials for SE Wisconsin athletes
Published Sunday, November 22, 2015
Original URL: http://www.examiner.com/article/black-friday-specials-for-se-wisconsin-athletes
5K/10K replaces cancelled 2014 Crush Winthrop Harbor - North Point Triathlon
Published Saturday, July 11, 2015
Original URL: http://www.examiner.com/article/5k-10k-replaces-cancelled-2014-crush-winthrop-harbor-north-point-triathlon

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It’s another air quality alert for Chicago on Saturday, June 25
Published Friday, June 24, 2016
Original URL: http://www.examiner.com/article/it-s-another-air-quality-alert-for-chicago-on-saturday-june-25
The new Nutrition Facts Panel
Published Friday, May 20, 2016
Original URL: http://www.examiner.com/article/the-new-nutrition-facts-panel
‘Coronary Artery Disease is a Foodborne Illness’
Published Monday, May 16, 2016
Original URL: http://www.examiner.com/article/coronary-artery-disease-is-a-foodborne-illness

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