Triathlon: What I learned from Training, Competing and Treating Athletes

After treating literally hundreds and hundreds of triathletes, several hundred IM finishers, I decided to take the plunge and up the distance to the IM 70.3 at IM 70.3 Timberman.

Here and in other short articles I will share some of the tips I learned along the way, starting off with the importance of having a proper Bike fit.

Get a Proper Bike Fit

I just can’t say enough about the importance of preventing neck and lower back pain with a proper fit. Improper fit will not only decrease your power output and performance on the bike, it can lead to neck pain, shoulder and wrist pain, back pain, knee pain and hip pain. Improper bike fit can place too much stress on the knees, neck and shoulders. Poor positioning can cause you to use the wrong muscles, leaving your legs tired and hip flexoors tight which can effect your run coming off the bike.

Learn how to fix a rear flat and be able to do it under stress:

Changing a flat tire

How to change a flat tire like an Olympic athlete

Look for more of these topics in future articles:

Why it is important to establish a proper training base
Get Good Quality Coaching
Yes, Endurance Athletes Need Strength Training
Utilize Your Strong Discipline to Your Advantage
Dealing with Aches and Pains
Get to Know Your Body
Recovery & Regeneration
Proper Nutrition During Training and Competition
Keeping Stats and Crunching the Numbers
Learn How to Box Your Own Bike
Nutrition Needs During Training and Race Day Nutrition
Post Race Recovery: Ice Baths Really Do Work