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1 10, 2015

Underwater Video Swim Stroke Analysis

It's that time of year again when we tune up weaker areas. Why? There is a commonly known "life" philosophy called the One Percent Principle, which teaches tweaking and bettering just 1% of what you do and repeating over time to affect 100% of your performance and success. In personal development, it can be life changing. [...]

17 02, 2015

How To Save Time & Energy in Your Next Race

This weeks Tip of the Week is on "How To Save Time & Energy in Your Next Race by Being Smart and Planning Ahead". I [Pete Kain] have been racing triathlons for 30 years and have heard just about every excuse imaginable for reasons why a race did not go so great. Most are due to lack of [...]

12 02, 2015

Karl with a K, On Climbing

Today I had a good friend come up and ask for my advice. The question went something like this, "I want to be a better climber! Do I just need to climb more?" The simple answer is....yes! Being a better climber has many aspects to it:    strength to weight ratio, the physical side    technique [...]

16 12, 2014

Tips for Six Months Out From Ironman

Now you've done it, you signed up (or you're thinking of signing up) for an Ironman or a 70.3 race. Saw this article today on Ironman site - it touches on generally what you should be doing six months out from an Ironman that you have scheduled next year, then five months out, three, and so on. [...]

9 01, 2014

Pros and Cons of Treadmill Training, for Triathlon Training

Due to the Covid-19 many athletes have to reinvent the way they practice sports because they cannot go to the places they used to go to practice their sports, a great option that they have found really helpful is using golf launch monitors at home to practice a new sport and being in shape. I [...]

27 02, 2013

Cycling Safety in a Group Ride (Shari Kain)

Kain Performance strives for SAFETY FIRST. Group rides are a great way to increase your bike fitness because of the accountability & intensity, however you have to be alert and aware. There are several variables in a group ride which make it either SAFE or completely DANGEROUS for everyone -- and while these things are generally obvious to [...]

1 02, 2013

Cycling and The Quiet Upper Body

While riding all those base miles, what you should be thinking about is "QUIET UPPER BODY". What that means is, assessing your body position, all while your just clicking off the miles at an easy pace. You may not think a lot is going on while your heart rate is low, but what's happening on [...]