Yoga for Triathletes

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By Chris Tull

Yoga gets a bad rap, especially on television and movies.

Yoga’s something where one stands in a bizarre and ridiculous pose, listening to new age music, right? Sometimes, the movie or TV show even has smoking incense circulating through the room, while people chant.

The truth is: yoga can be all of that. And none of that. It just depends on what you want from it. For the triathlete, yoga can provide the extra edge you desire in your training and races, including:

  • Improved balance (something every swimmer and cyclist needs)
  • Increased mental alertness (something every competitive athlete wants)
  • Prevention from injuries (especially useful for those heavy running days)

Triathletes can benefit from yoga – even if it’s just five to ten minutes a couple days a week. And you don’t even have to chant (unless you want to).

Getting Started
First, find a quiet area. You don’t want any distractions or worries about friends, families, or pets coming in to explore what you’re doing. [.....]

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date: March 20, 2005

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chrisandniki

Chris Tull is a writer based out of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Once upon a time, he was a ‘burgers-and-beer-only’ kind of guy. Chris has since lightened up on the diet and added yoga, weight lifting, and (of course) triathlon training to the mix.

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Chris Tull is a writer based out of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Once upon a time, he was a ‘burgers-and-beer-only’ kind of guy. Chris has since lightened up on the diet and added yoga, weight lifting, and (of course) triathlon training to the mix.

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