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    TYR How to: Proper Butterfly Stroke

    At TYR, we’re all about upping our game- which is why we’ve designed our series of How to Videos to help athletes take their training to the next level. In our most recent upload we’re diving into how to achieve a proper hand position in your butterfly stroke, featuring none other than 6x Olympic Medalist and 23x World Championship Medalist Matt Grevers. Check out the video and our tips below, plus stay tuned for more tutorials to come! Proper butterfly stroke technique helps to keep balance between your body movement and leg kick. Butterfly arms are a continuous and simultaneous movement that require significant upper body strength. Begin with the…

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    Visualization 101: Why You Should Try this Out-of-the-Box Training Technique

    When it comes to athletic pursuits, it’s important to remember that success is far more than physical. In fact, champions of all walks of life will attest to the notion that power of the mind is just as essential to their achievement as palpable strength or speed. So how do some of the world’s most recognized competitors prepare for race day? Well according to team TYR, they visualize. That’s right. Both Momma on a Mission Dana Vollmer and breaststroke phenom Cody Miller have more in common than just their American records and Olympic medals. In fact, both team TYR swimmers are advocates of training their minds to help their bodies…

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    TYR How To: Proper Backstroke Kick

    With the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series well underway, we want to help athletes up their game in time for race day. In our most recent “TYR Sport How to Video” we’re diving into how to achieve a proper kick in your backstroke, featuring none other than 6x Olympic Medalist and 23x World Championship Medalist Matt Grevers. Check out the video and our tips below, plus stay tuned for more tutorials to come! Proper kick is essential for not only propelling you through the water, but also aiding in the rotation phase of your backstroke.  Kick from the hip with a relatively straight leg – a slight micro-bend will naturally occur.…

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    6 Tips for Handling Pre-Race Anxiety with Michael Chadwick

    For 5x World Championship Medalist Michael Chadwick, high pressure circumstance is often the name of the game. However, like so many athletes, he is certainly no stranger to anxiety, especially before a big meet. So how does he shake the stress prior to hitting the starting block? Read on for Chaddy’s tried and true methods for managing pre-race nerves. Preparation Is Key First and foremost, Michael stresses the importance of proper prep. Identifying how anxiety manifests for you prior to a race is a great way to help you learn how to manage it. Whether it’s a nervous stomach or a need to get quiet, once you know what it…

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    TYR How To: Proper Backstroke

    With the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series well underway, we want to help athletes up their game in time for race day. In our most recent “TYR Sport How to Video” we’re diving into how to achieve proper body position in your backstroke, featuring none other than 6x Olympic Medalist and 23x World Championship Medalist Matt Grevers. Check out the video and our tips below, plus stay tuned for more tutorials to come! Proper arm stroke is the key to maximizing speed and efficiency in your backstroke. When beginning a stroke on your back, you are in a less natural position to see your pull. As a result, stroke technique is…

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    TYR How To: Proper Stroke in Freestyle

    With the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series well underway, we want to help athletes up their game in time for race day. In our most recent “TYR Sport How to Video” featuring 5x Olympic Gold Medalist and American Record Holder Dana Vollmer, we’re giving swimmers the low down on how to improve speed and efficiency in the freestyle stroke. Check it out below, and stay tuned for more videos to come!

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    Tri Tips With Holly

    If you haven’t yet heard of Holly Lawrence, prepare to be impressed. At just 27 years old Holly has taken the triathlon world by storm. After competing at the IRONMAN 70.3 distance for just two years, team TYR’s newest athlete swam, biked and ran her way to first place at the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships in Queensland, Australia. Since then she has earned a total of eleven 70.3 wins and is currently a 2x IM 70.3 North American Champion and IM 70.3 Middle East Champion. Today, this Great Britain native has made the golden state her home, training and living in Santa Monica, California. View this post on Instagram…

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    Training For Parents

    Team TYR is constantly growing, and we don’t just mean our roster. From Ryan Lochte to Rinny Carfrae, many of our athletes are learning to balance their lives as professional athletes with the new challenges of parenthood. And we know they’re not alone. Whether you are a competitive triathlete or simply trying to keep fit, we could all use advice when it comes to squeezing the most out of every day. So to help parents all over the world learn to adjust, we sat down with two of Team TYR’s resident experts, Dana Vollmer and Andy Potts. While Olympian, IRONMAN Champion and IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion are great titles, Andy…