When you extend your body beyond your center of gravity, you risk injury.
Keeping your body balanced and supported is the best way to make effective movements and remain injury free.
This applies not only to sport but most activities that you complete on a daily basis just doing life. So, we need to apply these principals in our sport, triathlon. Over reaching while swimming, biking, and running, is the fast track to becoming injured. Muscles do not like to be stretched out; it makes them weak. Repetition of this type of activity fatigues the body unnecessarily and early when competing. This becomes critical, especially when racing long (70.3 and Ironman). Keep all movements close to your general center of gravity (GCG). This will allow muscles to function at their highest possible capacity.
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