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Olympic Lifting for Better Downhill Running

(Diane Fu photo credit) Really excited to publish this last article as it represents my evolving understanding of strength & conditioning needs for endurance athletes. It also represents my growing collaborative efforts with other coaches down at San Francisco CrossFit, most notably Carl Paoli of GymansticsWod and Diane Fu of Fu Barbell. I feature both […]

Helming Athletics in the Year Ahead

 Vance Jacobs Photography January is already almost over, making for a very quick start to the 2013 year. There is a lot to look forward to in this upcoming season, some of which I will outline below:   Collaborative Efforts 2013 will be a year of collaboration with the Bear Development Cycling team, the Golden […]

Reframing the Discussion on Strength & Conditioning for Triathletes

The Disconnect: Just two weeks ago, I traveled to San Diego for the USA Triathlon Art & Science Symposium. I looked forward to the continuing education and the opportunity to converse with some of the country’s best minds in triathlon. And I learned a lot. Robbie Ventura–former professional cyclist and now endurance coach–gave an excellent […]

Strength & Conditiong for Endurance Athletes. Now at TJ’s Gym in Corte Madera!

The racing season’s winding down. Now that most athletes are far away from any specific racing, most runners, triathletes and cyclists add some unstructured workouts and some variety to the training plan for balance. It’s also the time of year most endurance athletes hit the gym. And for good reason. Want to improve your V02 […]

3 Principals for Decoding CrossFit

3 Principals for Decoding CrossFit  and how a lack of motor control or mobility is at the root of athletic inefficiency and injury. (Photo by Vance Jacobs Photography) As a CrossFit Coach, I spend several hours per week leading athletes of all abilities through our “basics” class, teaching our core curriculum of movements (squat, pushup, […]

CrossFit Triathlon Training to Beat Performance Killers

CrossFit Triathlon Training to Beat Performance Killers By Nathan Helming • For Picture the start of your next triathlon. The sun just crests the horizon, beaming across the water and onto your goggled and swim capped face. Your wetsuit clings tight, already slick with sweat, body glide and water. You stand shoulder to shoulder, […]