Beginner Triathlete - Triathlon Injuries articles

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photoIs it ever advisable to try to lose muscle mass? I've been struggling with a cycle of training to lose weight or rehabilitate some minor injury and only gaining muscle, which adds to my weight.
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photoMuscle cramps occur in 67% of triathletes. This article discusses several theories on the causes of cramps and what to do if you get one and how to prevent cramps.
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photoAfter finishing a sprint triathlon I ate a large meal and about 8 hours later I became very ill with chills, fever and diarrhea. I attributed it to food poisoning but it happened again after a brick.
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photoI believe you are experiencing transient episodes of inappropriate anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) secretion. ADH is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland and can be triggered by several stressors.
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photoNot all cramping is training-related. The causes of muscle cramping and the diagnosis of restless leg syndrome including some medical and non-medical treatments.
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photoDo you have any ideas about why my body does not fully heal these many muscle injuries and is having an especially difficult time healing my calf?
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photoI realized my 50 mile/week running career was over. Now what? I was only 30 years old. I did what I could to stay active – switched to biking and swimming.
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photoIf one muscle has restrictions it can limit the range of motion on the connecting joint and have a domino effect as that tension and restriction is carried down the chain.
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photoHere’s a review of three common injuries in triathletes and a brief review of what to do if you experience one of these injuries: Runner’s Knee, Achilles Tendonitis and Swimmers Shoulder.
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photoI find this is occurring after almost every workout. The pattern is always the same: freezing 10 min after a workout and 2 hours to warm up again. I am not sick. My diet is healthy.
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photo Are there other triathletes who have compensated for lack of running due to arthritis? How is that done or how is it managed?
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photoWhile regular and moderate exercise such as light jogging has been shown to boost immune system function, more vigorous exercise can suppress the immune system.
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photoInjuries do happen, and we would like to discuss a few injuries that are common. All of these injuries can fall under the category of what are commonly called overuse injuries.
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photoAs we enter the summer months of training and racing it seems reasonable to discuss issues around heat illness: what is it, how do we recognize it, what can we do about it, and how do we prevent it.
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photoWhen trying to understand what your body is telling you with a sensation of pain, it is helpful to be analytical. Pay close attention to the characteristics of the pain to help with diagnosis.
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