These are the Most-Read Triathlon Training Articles of 2018

By Stephen Meyers | Dec. 16, 2018, 3:20 p.m. (ET)

Best of 2018 Training Articles

Bookmark this page to reference 2018's most-read training articles published on USATriathlon.org. Want to improve your swimming? These articles, written by USA Triathlon Certified Coaches, are a great place to start. 

The top 10 training articles of 2018: 

1. How Often Should I Be Swimming?

Swim frequency and workouts to improve your triathlon swim for beginner, intermediate and advanced athletes.

2. So You Want to Swim Fast? Your Introduction to Drag

Here are five key principles and 10 drills to help reduce drag.

3. The Best Kept Swim Secret for Training and Racing

Hint: it involves a snorkel. 

4. 6 Moves to Loosen up Tight Hip Flexors

Incorporate exercises which actively stretch your hip flexors and activate your glute muscles into your pre-run dynamic warm-up routine. 

5. The Top 10 Things Triathletes Must Do to Get Better This Offseason

You have more time in the offseason. Here's how to make the most of that extra time. 

6. 5 Best Netflix Shows to Binge-Watch on Your Bike Trainer or Treadmill 

Or, you could just come back to The Office like I always do. 

7. Improve Your Swim Training for Long-Distance Triathlons

Make the leap to 70.3 or IRONMAN. 

8. 6 Strength Training Exercises to Improve Your Swim

A properly designed strength training program is among the easiest and best ways for improved endurance performance. 

9. The 3 Most Important Daily Practices for Triathletes

Sleep, fueling, hydration and bodywork are the non-negotiable practices that need to be carried out day in and day out in order to be successful. Insert eye roll here. No, really. 

10. So You Want to Swim Fast? Your Introduction to Propulsion

Here are the top four principles for increasing propulsion and six drills to add to your swim training.