Use it or Lose it: Maintain Your Swim Fitness All Year

LEG LUBE: Two tried-and-true swim sets for maintaining swim fitness when you’re still months out from a race. Set #1 – The perfect set for overall fitness and maintaining your feel for the water. – Warm up 500m – 4 sets of [50m band tied around ankles (no kicking) +  100m swim relaxed] WHY: Swimming with a band around your ankles keeps you from kicking and forces you to keep your body on top of the water, rather than dragging your hips and feet through the water. This is also a quick indicator as to...

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6 Ways to Swim Faster

LEG LUBE: One of the biggest misconceptions about swimming speed is that in order to swim faster you have to move your arms faster. “He who pulls the most water wins, not the one who moves their arms through the water like a windmill,” says Melanie Valerio, who won gold as part of the freestyle 4 x 100 relay team at the 1996 Summer Olympics. In fact, windmill arms won’t get you to the other end of the pool faster; they’ll get you there more exhausted. There are hundreds of ways to improve your stroke...

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Thank You 2013 – Hello 2014!

I just wanted to take a moment and say THANK YOU to all of the people and organizations that supported LEG LUBE Performance Shave Gel this year. We had a terrific year and have grown thanks to all of you. Over 400 shops and online retailers now carry LEG LUBE and that could not have happened without all of the support that our customers and partners provided. We look forward to an exciting 2014 and hope that everyone has a great New Year as well. -Austin Baskett, President & Founder of LEG LUBE LLC

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The 30-Minute Strength-Training Circuit for Cyclists

LEG LUBE: Whether you’re a racer or a recreational rider, all cycling begins with a strong foundation, which includes a strong endurance base, a strong core and strong legs for climbing hills. And the winter months are the perfect time to get started. Begin with exercises you can progress with—little to no weight at first (to get the muscles used to doing different exercises) and add weight as you become stronger. This circuit workout takes about 30 minutes to complete. Do the workout twice per week with an easy...

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3 Boredom-Busting Bike Trainer Workouts

LEG LUBE: Sweat drips off your forehead. You uncomfortably shift in your bike seat. You re-grip the handlebars for what seems like the thousandth time. Then you glance at your watch. Fourteen minutes. You’ve been on that darn indoor bike trainer for just 14 freaking minutes, and already you have an intense desire to move onto something far less boring—such as knitting, watching the paint dry, or reading Moby Dick for the ninth time. It’s sad, but true: indoor bike workouts can be painfully boring. But here,...

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