Avoid “Hurt Feelings” by using FastFit
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by Dryland Explainer
1y ago
Flight of the Conchords was a 2-season series on HBO between 2007 and 2009. While neither Jemaine nor Bret are likely to challenge for a top spot at your local event, they do offer a fun wetsuit reference, which honestly there need to be more of in the world. Watch the scene, or better you, watch the whole video then give FastFit a try. The post Avoid “Hurt Feelings” by using FastFit appeared first on JustWetSuits ..read more
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How to Put on a Wetsuit (Global Triathlon Network, YouTube)
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by Dryland Explainer
1y ago
You know at Just Wetsuits, we love a good explainer. This is a high quality, well-paced step-by-step guide on how to properly put on a wetsuit that is suitable for novices and experienced athletes alike. The post How to Put on a Wetsuit (Global Triathlon Network, YouTube) appeared first on JustWetSuits ..read more
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Yamamoto: the brand behind the brands
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by Dryland Explainer
1y ago
To the wetsuit shopper just beginning their journey, one name keeps recurring: Yamamoto, and for good reason. Founded in 1961, the Japanese manufacturer is the standard bearer for the neoprene (a rubber) used to construct the most popular triathlon wetsuits on the market. Photo courtesy of Orca. Shop their wetsuits. Made from Limestone (as opposed to petroleum), Yamamoto neoprene provides it all: insulation, buoyancy, and stretch. Yamamoto presently has 4 versions: 38, 39, 40, and 44. Version Stretch relative to original size Elasticity gain relative to Yamamoto 38 Yamamoto 38 200 ..read more
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Brand spotlight: blueseventy
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by Dryland Explainer
1y ago
blueseventy is a Seattle-based company with New Zealand roots that is celebrating 30 years of serving the triathlon and swimming communities. While heartily wishing blueseventy a happy birthday, the community seems to be the one receiving the gifts. Product Range blueseventy wetsuits are USA Triathlon (USAT) approved: from the Sprint, to the Fusion, to the Reaction, all the way up to the high performance Helix wetsuits.  The Reaction comes in a sleeveless edition, and there is also the Glide shortie wetsuit for those that seek minimal coverage. Series Styles Glide Sleeveless Shortie ..read more
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Brand spotlight: 2XU
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by Dryland Explainer
1y ago
2XU (“Two Times You”) is a company whose motto is “Human Performance. Multiplied”. This Australian outfit offers running, cycling, triathlon, and recovery gear, but they do it their way: by prioritizing their values. 2XU utilizes sustainable materials for their packaging – a combination of recycled paper and biodegradable cornstarch bags in lieu of plastic. Not only will a 2XU wetsuit keep you warm in the water, but the company behind them is doing their part to reduce the amount of plastic you’ll have to dodge. In addition to their eco-conscious initiatives, they are among the most size-incl ..read more
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SWIMRUN, WHAT IS THAT?
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by Shania Belden
1y ago
SwimRun is an endurance sport in which you run and swim along a set course of trail runs and open water swims (the original concept was island to island) without stopping in between, and then you do it again, and again, and again. It is not as new as many think, and there are races worldwide. There are plenty of events in the US with many different distances and race course options. What is very important is that you don’t mix a duathlon or a triathlon with Swim Run; you basically will be exiled from the sport (JK, the community is very cool!) GEAR SHOES During a SwimRun event, you don’t chang ..read more
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TRIATHLON BUOYANCY SHORTS BUYING GUIDE (2020)
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by Shania Belden
1y ago
Triathlon shorts are a quintessential gear for athletes. They can make or break your game! Just like participating in the race requires serious training, buying the right pair of buoyancy shorts also requires equal seriousness and attention. If you choose the right pair, it can boost your performance by providing maximum buoyancy and support. It is important to choose the right buoyancy shorts that – fit snuggly to reduce drag have hydrodynamic quality do not restrict the movement boost comfort and performance Triathlon shorts are a quintessential gear for athletes. They can make or break yo ..read more
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Open Water Swimming Breathing Techniques
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by Shania Belden
1y ago
What sets apart a newbie and a seasoned triathlete is the focus on the little aspects. A completely natural and involuntary action like breathing, if not done correctly, can actually pose a serious challenge in the water.      The technical aspect of breathing both during training and competition cannot be overlooked. Here’s what you need to know before you head out to train for open water swimming for your next triathlon: Why is breath training in open water swimming important? Basic breathe-in and breathe-out techniques for open water swimming Different breathing pattern ..read more
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Top 10 Toughest Triathlons You Must Try
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by Shania Belden
1y ago
The adrenaline rush you feel when you finish your first Ironman Triathlon is intense, but it certainly wades off after a while, and you start thinking what’s next? You start looking for a bigger and better challenge that lets you test your endurance like never before. A little planning goes a long way here. Organize your training sessions and be equipped with the right triathlon gear and accessories along with specific wetsuits crafted to endure harsh climatic conditions. Here are the toughest triathlons in no particular order. And, it requires a Greek God level of fitness to take on these ch ..read more
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Everything You Need to Know About Paratriathlons
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by Shania Belden
1y ago
The Paratriathlon is a variant of triathlon that is specifically designed for athletes with physical disabilities. It is governed by the International Triathlon Union (ITU), and was first held at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Paratriathlons comprise swim, bike and run legs like triathlons do. Then what sets them apart from regular triathlons? This article explains common paratriathlon classifications, and how you can get ready for a paratriathlon race. What is the difference between triathlonS and ParatriathlonS? The difference between triathlons and paratriathlons lie ..read more
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