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Posts by: Lee Brown

What is caffeine? Caffeine is a central nervous stimulant that has been widely researched within sports nutrition and used by many athletes both professional and amateur the world over to great effect.    What are the benefits of caffeine? Caffeine doesn’t provide any additional energy in itself but during periods of high intensity exertion it

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What is it and what does it do? L-carnitine (or acetyl L-carnitine) is a non-essential amino acid that is famed for its role in fat metabolism. Without L-Carnitine our body wouldn’t be able to use fat as fuel and we would be completely dependent on our limited glycogen stores and protein breakdown for energy, which

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WHAT IS BETA ALANINE? Beta Alanine is a non-essential amino acid typically found in meat, fish and poultry. Your body primarily uses beta-alanine to form a compound molecule called carnosine, which is stored in your muscles and brain. It does this by combining beta-alanine with an essential amino acid, L-histidine. Where carnosine is of interest to
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This is a simple training plan designed to prepare a novice for their first GOTRI event. The plan is designed for around 6-8 weeks before the race, if followed closely it will set you up nicely for your first race. The plan is designed to slowly build fitness through consistency in training so try to keep to
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I call this session a bookend. Designed to work on front end pace then the ability to push the pace at the end. This is the key to getting onto some good feet, creating a gap so no one can draft off you and pushing at the end of the swim where most people are
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When chasing speed the staple diet for many swimmers is 100's & 200's. This nasty little workout takes 100m repeats and backs them onto a longer 500m endurance or tempo set. This serves to give the body time to develop aerobic capacity and race pacing skills between harder blocks of intervals. Described by Australian, Cameron
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Managing pace over distance can be a challenge particularly in races where it increases and decreases depending on the water, bottlenecks around buoys and mainly other swimmers. This workout focuses on endurance whilst building the capacity to pick up speed when needed. DISTANCE: 2000-3600mTIME: 45-75 minutesFOCUS: Endurance & Pacing hr#vc_separator_7 { border-color: #888; margin-top: 30px;
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Hybrid workouts provide a blend of drills & conditioning and provide a good way to transition from a long but slow stroke technique to higher turnovers. The point is to use the kick & pull set to sharpen up technique prior to a hard interval. The continuous nature of the sets provides for a challenging
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To those competitors and spectators that came and took part in Woking Triathlon Autumn 2016 a big thank you from all of us at Fullsteam Events. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves and look forward to seeing you come back and race with us again in the future.   Results Results are available on race

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To those competitors that took part in Woking Sprint Triathlon and GoTri Race 2 a big thank you from all of us at Fullsteam Events & Racestrong Triathlon Club to those competitors and spectators who came along and took part in our event. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves and look forward to seeing you

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