Author: Bad Triathlete
The Top 5 Triathlon Bikes for Speed and Performance in 2023
As triathlon races continue to gain popularity, the demand for high-performance, speed-enhancing bikes is on the rise. While the top speed of a bike depends on many variables – including the rider’s strength, weight, and riding conditions – manufacturers are continually innovating to create bikes that provide an aerodynamic edge. Here, we’ll look at five […]
Are Low-Carb Diets a Risk to Your Testosterone Levels?
Low-carb diets have become increasingly popular in recent years as a way to lose weight and improve overall health. However, there has been some concern about the potential impact of these diets on testosterone levels in men. Testosterone is a hormone that plays a crucial role in male health, including muscle growth, bone density, and […]
Getting the Most Out of Your Percussion Massager: Avoid These Mistakes
Using a percussion massager can be a great way to relieve muscle tension and soreness. However, there are some common mistakes that people make when using these devices that can actually hinder their effectiveness. In this article, we will discuss some of the most common mistakes to avoid when using a percussion massager so that […]
The Power of Beet Juice: A Natural Pre-Race Energizer
The Power of Beet Juice: A Natural Pre-Race Energizer is a topic that has gained popularity among athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Beet juice is known for its high nitrate content, which can improve blood flow and oxygen delivery to muscles, leading to enhanced performance during exercise. This natural pre-race energizer has been studied extensively, and […]
Mental Strength Training for Full Distance Triathletes
Mental strength training is an essential component of full distance triathlon training. It involves developing mental toughness, resilience, and focus to overcome the physical and mental challenges of the race. Mental strength training can help triathletes stay motivated, manage stress, and perform at their best on race day. In this article, we will explore the […]
40km Ride: Cycling Strategies for Olympic Distance Triathlons
“40km Ride: Cycling Strategies for Olympic Distance Triathlons” is a guidebook that provides tips and techniques for cyclists participating in Olympic distance triathlons. The book focuses on the 40km cycling leg of the triathlon and offers strategies to help athletes improve their performance and achieve their goals. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced […]
Tips for Improving Your Cycling Speed in Triathlons
Triathlons are a challenging and rewarding experience for athletes of all levels. The combination of swimming, cycling, and running requires a high level of physical fitness and mental toughness. While each discipline is important, cycling is often considered the most crucial part of a triathlon. It is the longest portion of the race and can […]
Carb loading done faster?
We’re looking into a study here, published in the Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise journal, which ventures into the intersection of high-intensity exercise and rapid carbohydrate loading. The question being asked is – “Does a combination of short, high-intensity workouts followed by a day of high-carbohydrate diet work as an effective carbohydrate loading […]
Endurance, Hydration, and the Role of Beer – Cheers to Recovery?
So, get this, a systematic review published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism goes out on a limb to check if beer might not be such a bad idea when it comes to endurance sports and recovery. For those who dig the quick and dirty: light beer might actually hold its […]
Mastering the Sprint Distance Triathlon: A Comprehensive Training Guide
The Importance of Proper Nutrition for Sprint Distance Triathletes Triathlon is a demanding sport that requires a lot of physical and mental preparation. Sprint distance triathlons, which consist of a 750-meter swim, a 20-kilometer bike ride, and a 5-kilometer run, are a popular choice for beginners and experienced athletes alike. To perform at your best […]