Choosing a triathlon wetsuit

Of all the kit we need to buy when starting out in triathlon, a wetsuit can be one of the more confusing. For those new to the sport, it’s not always obvious what makes a triathlon wetsuit specific to the requirements of swimming, and what to look out for when shopping for one. At RGActive […]

How to plan your strength training

With so much equipment to choose from when we go to the gym, it can be hard to know what we should be doing to get the most from our strength and conditioning sessions. When trying to juggle training for three sports as well as a work and family life, strength training can often get […]

What are micronutrients and why are they so important?

In our last blog we learned our the three main macronutrients; protein, fats and carbohydrates. This time we’re going to look at micronutrients, their role within the body and importance for daily health as well as sports performance and what foods we should be focusing on in order to get what we need. But firstly, […]

Considerations when choosing a trisuit

Triathlon apparel has come a long way since the 80’s with people sporting speedos and crop-tops (and that was just the men). With the growth of triathlon as a more mainstream sport, an increasing number of manufactures are getting into the multisport market bringing innovation and pushing the technology of kit design. This now means […]

How to take on the Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon

Set in the beautiful private grounds of the palace, this is one of the country’s most iconic races and definitely one everyone should tick off their list. Idyllic lake swim and closed road course makes this a great race for new comers to the sport looking to take on a challenge. But don’t let that […]

The importance of open water swim training before your race

Getting into open water early in the season is a benefit to any triathlete, regardless of ability. Since this is where we’ll be doing most of our racing, it makes sense to put those winter training lengths to effective use and continue the work in the open water. Many experienced athletes look forward to this […]

Is commuting an effective way of training?

For most triathletes juggling their training with a full time job and perhaps family life, efficient and effective sessions are key to successful training. Building a routine is hugely important in making sure you cover all areas you need to train. It’s why clubs and groups with coached sessions are so effective, since it takes […]

What are macronutrients and why is it important to monitor our intake?

Nutrition can be very confusing to athletes of all abilities. Much like equipment reviews; different products and manufacturers make claims about what is best and why you should listen to them. While there are some amazing sources of information out there on sport nutrition and some great recipe books to help people be more creative […]

The Importance of Hydration & Electrolytes

Maintaining a good fluid balance in the body is important since water is used in numerous metabolic processes including energy production, electrolyte balance, temperature regulation and detoxification pathways. It’s also essential for cognitive function. Water stored in the body is categorised as two different fluid compartments; “intracellular” (fluid inside the cells) and “extracellular” e.g. blood […]

Why is recovery so important for performance, and how can we manage it?

Training doesn’t make us fit, the adaptations from training stress; the increased muscular endurance, improved cardiovascular ability and all physiological adaptations that occur in response to training is what makes us fit. That means that in order to become fitter, we must recover from training. Sure, we need periods of stress on the body to […]