“Improving your flexibility is key to improving your performance,” says Dow. “That’s because your leg extension won’t be as good if you’re inflexible. You’ll have to sit up higher on your seat, which means you’ll catch more wind and lower your time. Yoga is the best thing a triathlete can do to improve hip and hamstring flexibility, because it creates longer muscle fibers to help you fire through a bigger range of motion.” Try taking a restorative yoga class on your day off from training for better flexibility and to bust stress.
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