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covid-19, DIY, swimming, training -

Struggling with pool closures and no open water nearby? We've mentioned using swim cords as an efficient way to work on stroke and strength from the safety of your home. However, for those of you unable to find a pair online with the higher demand in all things exercise equipment these days (or if you're just a dedicated do it yourselfer), our good friend Guy Crawford gave us the low down on creating a working pair yourself with items you can easily find at a local hardware store. Let's get to it.  (Scroll to the end if you'd prefer to listen...

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covid-19, Lionel Sanders, swimming, training, triathlon -

Never one to just sit on the sidelines, Lionel Sanders is using his time away from the pool to reboot his swim. We checked in with professional triathlete, Lionel Sanders to see what he is doing to maintain swim fitness, and keep training going while pools are closed.  Lionel responded that he's not overly concerned right now about his fitness level for the swim, as that is easily rebuilt.  "Right now I am not too concerned with maintaining swim fitness. From experience, I know how quickly you can get back to peak swim form, at least as a weaker swimmer....

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covid-19, justin metzler, triathlon -

Like many athletes, blueseventy professional triathlete Justin Metzler, is incorporating more strength work using stretch cords while he's stuck on dryland during the Coronavirus shut downs.  "It's not a time where we have to take a step back on our swimming, if anything i'm looking at it myself as an opportunity to improve not only my muscular strength via the stretch cords, but also dialing in some of the technique." Check out the video from Justin below where he'll go through how he's using the stretch cords including a basic set similar to what he's doing and recommending to his...

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carrie lester, covid-19, swimming, training, triathlon -

Missing your familiar pool sessions during the Coronavirus shut downs? We checked in with blueseventy professional triathlete Carrie Lester to see how she's making the most of the time out of the water.  "Most of us are well into COVID-19 lockdown now, with no sign yet of when we will be back swimming in our local pools. It is inevitable that over this time some swim fitness will be lost, but we can do our best to maintain some strength and technique from some dry land exercises. I am a big fan of the Swim Cordz (stretch cordz, swim bands...

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Braden Currie, covid-19, training, triathlon -

Life has been flipped for so many people this past month, and doesn't look to be going back to normal anytime soon. We checked in with blueseventy pro, Braden Currie who has some sage advice for all of us trying to find that new normal. 

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