10 Reasons Triathlon is Great for Youth
Short-Course Athletes Will Dominate the Long-Course World
Wes Johnson is USAT Youth & Junior National Team Coach
Novelty, movement, energy management … and 7 more.
We hope you’ll consider sharing triathlon with your youth this summer for our 7th year of BAM Youth Tri Camp! Options M-Sa in the lower Salt Lake Valley and M+W in Heber. Sign up for 1-2 days a week, or 3-5. Also choose the whole summer session (10 weeks Jun 3 - Aug 9) or one month at a time.
In a few years, ITU short-course athletes will dominate the long-course world.
Without acquiring valuable skills in short-course racing, the long-course pros coming from different backgrounds will rarely be able to hang or podium at a world championship event.
The same is true for coaches. There will be no long-course success at a World Championship level, by athlete or coach, without a strong short-course background.
Lactate: The Misunderstood Performance Superhero
Triathlon as a sport can be very simple. But starting from a point that over complicates it can be a detriment to any athlete's development. For an athlete to have success, they need to keep it simple and focus on what they can control, what will make the difference in their success, and cut out whatever is causing training and racing to be a convoluted and arduous effort.
Off Season Gains Found at BAM's Indoor Cycling Program
Whether we choose to believe it or not, messages that we read in advertising have a lot more to do with our rhetoric than we think. Terminology in the endurance world has a way of changing with research, trends, and the constant bombardment of social media. In this blog post, Coach Pat Casey discusses the science behind the phenomenon that is muscle acidity, Blood Lactate’s role in exercise, and pH buffering. The more we know about our own biochemistry, the better we can prepare ourselves for success in sport.
The Ins and Outs of Flying with a Bike
We are excited to be welcoming the winter season by kicking off another BAM Indoor Cycling Program. Are you ready for the best winter training of your life? There is no better way to kick off the 2018 season than by taking advantage of our Indoor Cycling Program, so come find new limits with us this winter! You’ll be glad you did!
Lost In The Details Of Training Feedback
One thing I’ve come to realize over the years of traveling with a bike: knowing the 'ins and outs' of flying with your bike pays off over time. I hope this helps those of you who are embarking on a bicycle adventure in a new, and far off land in the near future, and saves you some cash along the way!
4 Steps To Address an Imbalanced Body
Coaches and athletes alike can be guilty of being so intent on providing details from training sessions by providing feedback that sometimes the most important focus points get lost by spending too much energy explaining nonessential details.
15 Tips to Maximize Triathlon Training & Racing
In endurance sports, any overworked area (whether it be one activity or a particular muscle group), can result in big discrepancies and potential injuries when that imbalance takes place over hundreds of hours.
Are You Willing to Hurt?
BAM Coach Wes Johnson shares his tips to maximize success in training and racing.
Identifying Movement Imbalances At Home
"Are you willing to hurt when you’re supposed to during a training session? And are you willing to hurt your ego when you’re supposed to go easy?”
Is Bilateral Breathing Essential For Triathletes?
Over time, these imbalances may lead to changes in structural alignment, eventually allowing your body to be more vulnerable to injury. In many cases, an original injury can lead to subsequent injuries by an impairment of normal movement.
For many triathletes, fall and winter welcomes a transition period allowing extra time to focus on technical skills. Of the three disciplines in triathlon, swimming is the most technical.