Since her 2016 Olympic debut, superstar swimmer Kelsi Worrell continues to turn heads. However, this newly minted gold medalist is no stranger to the podium, having previously been named a National Champion and American record holder in the 100y butterfly. So just how does this team TYR athlete pump up before a big race? An awesome playlist for starters!
Read on for a look at Kelsi’s most recent pre-swim song list, and be sure to follow us (TYR85) as we continue to add playlists from your favorite athletes.
Also, don’t forget to follow Kelsi on Instagram to see all of her adventures firsthand!
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If there is one thing athletes know about TYR, it is that we aren’t afraid to stand out. From color to composition, everything we create is constructed to help you look and feel your best. So it is no wonder that we take the aesthetic of our swimsuits very seriously.
Designed here in-house, our swim prints are fully unique to our brand. But just how do our artists come up with the attention-grabbing designs you see year after year? Well, for starters it’s all about thinking outside of the box.
To give you an inside look at how one of our most popular training prints came to be, read on below.
WHAAM, a new print to hit shelves this year, began in what we believe to be a pretty unlikely place. Originally tasked with creating a competitive looking print for elite swimmers on the Olympic stage, our artists began by playing with the look and construction of traditional carbon fiber. Through a number of drafts and tons of research, they decided to add pop art elements that would afford swimmers the colorful details native to our brand.
While working to make this highly technical concept a bit more abstract and fun, the design team couldn’t resist adding in explosive imagery, reminiscent of old school comic books. Once they saw firsthand just how vibrant the print could be, they knew it would ultimately take on a life of its own. And from here, WHAAM was officially born.
Today, if you look closely at WHAAM you can still identify carbon fiber elements throughout its background. However, playing with size and color has helped this print to come alive in an entirely novel way. As a training suit the 100% Polyester construction still provides swimmers and triathletes with the durability they need for 300+ hours of performance. However, the playful aesthetic keeps things light for athletes who are ready to not just go through the motions, but truly enjoy their workout.
WHAAM is available for purchase on TYR.com and in a number of retail shops.
It’s official! #IMKONA is just a few days away, and team TYR has flooded the Big Island in hopes of bringing home a win.
In 2014, 3x IRONMAN World Champion, IRONMAN 70.3 Champion and team TYR athlete Mirinda Carfrae ran down the competition for her third big time win. Curious to hear what tunes are helping her pound the pavement this year in preparation for the coming race? Well, then you’re in luck because TYR Sport is now officially on Spotify.
Read on for a look at Rinny’s latest running playlist, and be sure to follow us (TYR85) as we continue to add playlists from your favorite athletes.
Also, don’t forget to share your training photos on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #TrainLikeaTYRTriathlete!
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With the autumn air beginning to feel crisp, we at TYR are ready to embrace the season ahead. And we hope you are too!
So, whether it’s an outdoor run, team practice or yoga, you need fuel that will power you through. Which is why we are super excited to introduce our Fall Inspired Protein Bites. Packed with great taste, texture and good-for-you ingredients, you really can’t lose with these seasonal treats.
Oh, and did we mention they’re really easy to make? Follow along with the pictures below for a quick guide to making them at home. Also, be sure to tag us in all of your healthy treat pictures on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #TreatswithTYR. We can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with!
Whether you’ve watched her dominate triathlon’s most competitive races or have recently caught a glimpse of her spread in ELLE Magazine, Sarah True has got the whole world on lock. As an Olympian and 3x ITU World Championships Medalist Sarah is no stranger to the limelight, but since she is also a beloved member of the team TYR family, we figured we’d take a shot at giving fans some all access info on her life outside of the sport. To find out more about one of triathlon’s most decorated superstars, read on below.
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The holiday weekend is almost upon us, and for members of the TYR family residing in the states, that means it is time to celebrate. To help you enjoy the first hints of summer in style, we’ve got some products you will love. Regardless of your plans (or adventures) check out the some of the images below, or visit us online to shop!
Skim boarding on the beach? Check out our Men’s Lifestyle section.
Whether it’s a pre-party workout, a game of beach volleyball or relaxing by the pool with friends, look great and feel comfortable in our Women’s Active Collection.
As many of our fans know, team TYR recently partnered with Well + Good to showcase our current collection of Active apparel in a three day studio takeover. During the event we visited a bunch of awesome fitness boutiques and health clubs throughout Manhattan, one of which being Row House Chelsea.
After the takeover, we were totally sore (and pretty obsessed). So, we reached out to Studio Manager and Row House Coach Scott Marchfeld for more information on what TYR fans could expect from a typical class. In addition to being an avid marathon runner, Scott has five years of competitive rowing experience from both Rollins College and the New York Athletic Club. So, who better to ask about the benefits of adding this type of workout to a fitness regime?
With multiple locations throughout New York City, Row House continues to grow each year. If you’re in the area, or are simply interested in learning more about trying out a rowing class near you, check out our interview with Scott below:
What type of workout should people expect to experience at your studio?
People who come to my class will row with adequate, efficient technique within the first five minutes. Once technique is covered, then we dive into a variety of short interval workouts and long-distance endurance pieces. At Row House we expect athletes to find it within themselves to work outside of their comfort zones. Progress in the sport of rowing requires maximum effort. I tell everyone that this will be the best workout they’ve done all week, and they always agree when they leave the studio.
What are some of the benefits of rowing?
Rowing is great because we guarantee a low-impact, full-body workout combined with some intense cardio. These three facets are very difficult to find in other exercises. If executed correctly, rowing will provide the same benefits of a boot camp or HIIT training program without the constant jarring and impact on your joints. This is why we see a lot of former runners join our classes. They know there is little risk of injury on the rowing machine.
What muscles would a class at your studio work?
Glutes, quads, hamstrings, lower back, abdominals and shoulders.
What’s your favorite pose/ exercise? Why?
The deadlift. It’s a mirror image of the rowing stroke. Plus, as a runner, I need strong glutes. The deadlift is perfect for that.
How would a swimmer or triathlete benefit from incorporating this type of workout into their routine?
A 45-minute rowing exercise is the most efficient workout on the market. Athletes in NYC are always crunched on time. We promise to work every muscle group in the body, as well as accomplish the cardio gains, all while rowing on the machine. As a marathon runner myself, I’ve experienced a different level of cardio and endurance when I incorporate more rowing into my marathon training.
What advice would you give to someone who wanted to try rowing for the first time?
Give it time. Understand the stroke before you try to work too hard. A lot of times people who are new to rowing jump on the machine and start rowing at high stroke ratings. You need to focus on technique and learn to row powerful at low ratings first.
Last question. As a trainer and marathon runner, what’s your go-to meal pre/post workout?
Whole wheat pasta and cottage cheese!
With Mother’s Day steadily approaching, we thought we’d take a minute to sit down with TYR’s very own “Momma on a Mission,” 4X Olympic Gold Medalist and 16X World Championship Medalist, Dana Vollmer.
Having become a mother less than a year ago, Dana is more motivated than ever to once again leave her mark on the world’s stage. And with major races on the horizon, we at team TYR cannot wait to see what she can do! In the meantime, Dana took a break from her busy schedule to talk training, motherhood and staying motivated. To find out more from one of the sport’s fiercest competitors, read on below.
You’re new to team TYR, but certainly not new to swimming. Tell us a little bit about your journey as an athlete thus far?
I have had such an amazing journey as an athlete and I am thankful that it’s not over yet! I’ve gotten to travel all over the world, meet amazing people and learn all about keeping my body healthy. Has it been all hearts and rainbows? Of course not, but no Olympian’s story ever is. Everyday I learn more about myself, about movement, performance, nutrition and so much more. As I make this comeback I feel more balanced in my life as a mom and as an athlete than I ever thought I could be. This will hopefully be a very exciting summer for my family!
You managed to take home gold in the 100m butterfly at Winter Nationals, less than a year after giving birth. What was your secret to coming back so strong?
Taking it day-by-day, step-by-step! I started with really small goals and worked from there. It’s hard to start working out again as a new mom in part because the demands on my time and energy with a newborn were huge. I couldn’t expect myself to jump in with a training schedule that looked anything close to what I had done two years prior. It all started with one practice, then I tried to survive my day as a new mom. When I felt I could do another workout, I did! Slowly, I was able to put in more workouts per week, and in time the intensity I could put into each practice grew… day-by-day, workout-to-workout. Having a newborn at home made me focus on the present moment, and drove me to ask the best of myself- and really, that’s all you can do.
Has your training routine changed since becoming a mom?
I feel smarter about the way I train. With the demands of having a son, I have limited time to put into practice, so I manage it wisely. Everything I do has an intention behind it. I can’t just rely on countless hours of training to make me fast. My coach Teri McKeever and I have to figure out how to optimize every moment I am in the water!
What is one thing you’ve learned from your experience as an Olympian?
Never lose sight of the journey. Life goes by so fast! Experiences we think will last forever are soon gone, and many times, it’s the memories of the journey that we remember forever. I’ve learned to appreciate the highs and lows of the process, and gained the understanding that with true effort, anything is possible!
What is one thing you’ve learned from your experience as a mom?
I can handle more than I ever thought I could! Being a mom takes a crazy amount of emotional strength but somehow you get it done, you have too! It’s not just about taking care of myself anymore, I have to do the best I can everyday to make sure my son has the best life I can give him.
What are your top five TYR product picks for this Mother’s Day?
Let’s see: The Durafast Elite Solid Crosscutfit Swimsuit, The Laguna Crosscutfit Tieback Swimsuit, The Studs Crosscutfit Swimsuit , The Supremo Crosscutfit Swimsuit and of course, The Eureka Crosscutfit Tieback Swimsuit .