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  “I’d definitely recommend using a foam roller, not just because it helps with warming up and recovery from hard training sessions, but because it’s the little things like you do out of the water, that make the difference in the water.” - Alfie Howes The foam roller is now as common on the pool deck as swimsuits and goggles. When used correctly it can provide significant benefits. You can roll any muscle group in your body to help relieve knots and tension. Focus on particular tight, painful spots by applying pressure there, or roll along a whole muscle to help loosen...

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Kona, PZ4TX, sponsorship, triathlon -

blueseventy athlete Dylan McNeice was first out of the water in the PZ4TX swimskin at the 2015 IRONMAN World Championships emerging from Kailua Bay in a swift 50:45 followed closely by eventual overall winner Jan Frodeno. New Zealander McNeice kicked off the 2015 season by winning his third Challenge Wanaka title and just two weeks later, set a new Ironman New Zealand swim course record with a 44:25 split in our Helix wetsuit. Dylan finished on the podium behind greats Cam Brown and Terenzo Bozzone. Another top three result at IRONMAN Cairns secured his slot for his first IRONMAN World Championships. Dylan competed in Kona in a custom...

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    “We entered ÖTILLÖ with zero expectations. Our only aims were to have a good time… and come back in one piece.”  - Mark Threlfall   For the past ten years, in the cold grey corners of Scandinavia, athletes have been scrambling, sliding and running across rocky islands and swimming in the icy cold waters between them. Sometimes for more then ten hours at a time. The competition is known as ÖTILLÖ, which is Swedish for “island to island” and the race that claims its name is the original swim-run competition and the designated World Championships. In 2012 ÖTILLÖ...

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blueseventy backstroke specialist David Plummer was one of the team captains on this summer's USA Swimming FINA World Championships team in Kazan. As a former World Champs medallist we asked for his best backstroke advice. He came back to us with his "point five."   1. CATCH EARLY, ABOVE YOUR SHOULDERThe goal is to start pulling water as soon as possible during your stroke to get the most out of each cycle. 2. TRANSITIONS ARE KEYIf you don’t kick to 15m off every wall, try not to go as deep. If you are trying to get to 15m don’t start too shallow. Know which...

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2015 helix, 2015 reaction, 2015 sprint, sleeveless, sleeveless wetsuits, triathlon, wetsuits -

  Athletes often ask us what's the difference between a full and a sleeveless wetsuit? Easy: full suits are more buoyant. Traditionally, full suits were only used for extreme cold, as they were known for reducing stroke efficiency and causing muscle fatigue in the arms. With the advent of more flexible materials and better construction techniques, it’s now possible to have a virtually restriction-free full suit. Now they have become the choice of suit for most triathletes. So why would I want a sleeveless suit? Full suits are warmer. The number one reason for picking up a sleeveless suit is...

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