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Rulon Rules: Tips for Toeing the Start Line

You swim. You bike. You run. You lift.

Bam, you are ready to ROCK that race.

The gun goes off..

  • Ouch, you got slapped in the face at least 100 times.
  • Crap, you dropped your bike nutrition.
  • You have a terrible cramp during your run and you have to walk.

You cross that finish line. You look up. You think, “Crap, I did not do what I wanted to do. That sucked! I need to work HARDER!”

So, you go at it again….you swim, bike, run and lift and do MORE of it! (more…)

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My IronZen Journey…Which Turns to YOUR Triathlon Journey

Over the many years of training and Ironman racing, I realized that I have taken a different approach to Ironman training but I also believe that experience does wonders for the mind, the body and the soul. 

Over many years of Ironman Triathlon Racing and Training, I have a different approach. I am very “Zen” with my ideas: coaching, and training. I am on an Ironman Zen Journey. I call it “IronZen.” (Thank you Rick!)

According to Webster Dictionary, Zen is a Japanese form of Buddhism that emphasizes meditation. Another definition from Urban Dictionary (if you call that a definition) states  “A total state of focus that incorporates a total togetherness of body and mind.” (more…)

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March #Fearless Athlete of the Month

Congrats to Todd DiGrigoli for being the Rulon Racing Fearless Athlete of the Month! 

Todd jumped on board as one of the OG’s, AKA “Original Gangsters,” of Rulon Racing. Todd did his first Ironman at Lake Placid and truly ROCKED the course. He did his first Ironman in under 13 hours! What an accomplishment!

His teammates nominated him for:

  • Had a bike crash just before IMLP and it didn’t slow him down one bit!
  • His energy is contagious.
  • Going from 240 lbs to NOW!!! Freaking amazing!
  • You can see the transformation that Todd went through from 2010 to now. He has maintained keeping his weight off through triathlon and dedication!

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“Rulon Rules” to a Pull-Up

Today let me give you my “Rulon Rules” to a Pull-Up. Pull-ups, especially strict pull-ups, are for a lot of people extremely difficult. Pull-ups are a FANTASTIC upper body workout, and we need that heading into the triathlon season for our swims!

What muscles do pull-ups work? We got a lot here:

  • Latissimus Dorsi
  • Trapezius (lower and middle)
  • Rhomboids
  • Posterior Deltoid
  • Teres Major
  • Pectorals Major/Minor
  • Biceps brachii
  • Brachialis
  • Brachioradialis
  • Wrist and Hand Muscles

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Starting February 28th….

Super stoked as I wanted to share with you all that I will be doing FaceBook Live starting Tuesday, February 28th. I will be doing two a week, Tuesday and Thursday. Times will vary each week, so stay tuned each week to find out when Facebook Live will be happening each week!

Week of February 27th Times

Tuesday, February 28th at Noon CT

Thursday, March 2nd at 3:00 PM CT

Click HERE for my FaceBook Link!

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