Category: Athletes

Bringing Camp to You

This week, as part of my weekly Triathlon Training Tips post, I invite you to join us at our 2022 Fall Training Camp during two FREE break-out sessions via Zoom. Everyone who logs into at least one session will be entered to win a 30 min. massage by Eddie Summers, of Body Restoration Massage & […]

Avoid the Ironman Shuffle.

As triathletes, our mode of travel is forward and very repetitive. Therefore, we are usually very strong in this plane. However, we are typically very weak in the sagittal plane or side-to-side plane. During a triathlon, have you experienced or ever noticed someone leaning to one side during the run? The glute med is very […]

Sculling Swimming Drills

Increase your speed by improving your feel of the water There are 4 sculling drills included in this video: Top Scull: This drill helps you feel the water at the setup phase of the stroke. Imagine piling up two mounds of sand in front of you. Mid Scull: This drill helps you feel the water […]

Skipping Running Drills

Activate the gait pattern with these dynamic skipping drills There are four skipping drills shown in the following video: A Skip: Set this skip up by leading with the knee, keeping your feet under you with your toes up, and swinging your arms back. Imagine pulling a pistol out of a holster. B Skip: This […]

The Food-Sleep connection

When it comes to metabolic health, sleep plays an unexpectedly powerful role. At the same time, our food choices also have a big impact on how we sleep — or don’t. BY LAINE BERGESON BECCO, FMCHC | MAY 2020 It’s obvious enough that our food choices influence our digestive and metabolic health. What’s less obvious […]

What does Nm mean on my bike? 

A few weeks ago, I was preparing for my first race of the new year. Having rode my bike all winter without cleaning or maintaining it, (which I do NOT recommend) I knew it needed some attention. As I was going over the bike, tightening each bolt, I inadvertently over tightened the screw on my […]

Open Water Swim Practices Start This Week

Hosted in conjunction with Jackie Miller, BritFit Personal Training & Coaching Back by popular demand, join us for our open water swim practices again in 2022. Practices will be held every other Wednesday throughout the year until October. With races right around the corner, hone your water entry, sighting, drafting, buoy turn skills, and more.  We’ll […]

Why Rotation is Important for the Triathlete

Why Rotation is Important for the Triathlete When one thinks of the three components of the triathlon, it’s easy to emphasize motions that target “forward motion.”  Running, biking, and swimming are sports that seem like the athlete moves in one direction, and as such we try to create a more streamlined looking posture in all three […]

Get to know North State Sport & Spine

Endurance Athletes…No Problem As sports chiropractors, we have the privilege of seeing many different kinds of athletes that vary all over in skill level.  The multisport athlete that presents to the clinic always offers a fun challenge due to the training requirements, biomechanics of the three sports, and volume management.  From the swim, we tend […]

Massage & Body Work for Triathletes

Research shows that massage therapy can decrease pain and perceived fatigue after intense muscular use, such as triathlon activities – especially in a high endurance capacity such as Ironman competition. Sports massage increases short-term flexibility and significantly reduces delayed-onset muscle soreness. It helps to maintain overall muscle health by identifying areas of tension, mobility issues, […]