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Here they are folks - in one convenient location. The five X3 best practice tips for foam rolling: 1. Work the chain. A tender spot in a specific muscle calls for some foam roller love. Remember, however, that muscle groups work together. Make sure that you travel...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1030" align="center" size="full" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Treadmill is a dirty word among runners and their subset of attention deficit brethren – triathletes. Most of us cringe at its mere mention, eyeing it with derision as a tool of the gym rat: the dude who has...

Do you squat? Do you deadlift? You really should. You wouldn’t know it by looking out the window – thank you unseasonable warm front - but fall is here. With fall, comes the end of a season for most of us in the triathlon world –...

If you’ve spent any time with triathletes – especially the gear loving, data obsessed, analysis junkies like me – you’ll have heard a lot said about aerodynamics. Triathlon discussion boards are laden with often heated discussion on what is aero and what is not, how...

A curious unintended consequence of triathlon training is peeing freely – often in public. Still with me? Allow me to explain. I listen to a lot of economics podcasts. I’m not an economist, nor am I educated as one. I just find the logic of economic deduction...

My friend Alice is running - and cycling and swimming - to raise money for charity. I always knew training and racing in endurance sports to be fundamentally selfish. For some, myself included, the focus on the self is the best part of it – the...

The morning Race mornings are weird. There’s always a seemingly contradictory mix of nervous excitement, detachment, and crankiness at any small deviation from ‘the plan’. That last one needs work. 6:30 and it’s hot already. Forecast is calling for a humidex of 36C with full-on sunshine during...

Ready, set, blog! My name is Michael and I am a triathlete. It is an addiction of sorts, although not one to be ashamed of. Since I launched X3 Training earlier this year and started coaching, I live the sport that much more. I coach, train,...