Ben Greenfield's Top Triathlon Gear Picks for 2013

Runervals: When it comes to running, I'm a guy who's pressed for time, and I've found that coach Troy Jacobson shouting in my face while I run on a treadmill is a great way for me to get the most training bang for my buck. Before I knew they actually had an iPhone app, I transferred my Runervals DVDs onto my iPhone.

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Recovery

Heart Rate Variability: Technology has come a long way when it comes to tracking markers of overtraining and adequate recovery, and one of my favorite tools is called "Heart Rate Variability" (HRV). I take my HRV for 5 minutes every morning, and while you can read the technical details, all you need for HRV monitoring is a phone app—I use SweetBeat, a compatible chest strap, and compatible ANT+ adapter.

Rumble Roller: Foam rollers are excellent for removing muscle adhesions and restoring mobility. I call them the "poor man's massage therapist." And while most foam rollers are way to soft or just don't dig into your muscles adequately, I swear by my weekly Rumble Roller sessions. The Rumble Roller is very hard and is covered in ridges, which makes it feel like you're actually accomplishing something when you roll.

I hope you get a chance to try a few of these triathlon training tools during 2013. In the meantime, what's on your list? Leave your comments or questions below.

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About the Author

Ben Greenfield

Ben Greenfield is a triathlon coach and nutrition consultant who helps athletes around the world via online coaching. For coaching, books by Ben, Ben's recommended supplements and more, visit Pacific Elite Fitness. Ben also has a free blog and podcast at BenGreenfieldFitness.com.

Ben Greenfield is a triathlon coach and nutrition consultant who helps athletes around the world via online coaching. For coaching, books by Ben, Ben's recommended supplements and more, visit Pacific Elite Fitness. Ben also has a free blog and podcast at BenGreenfieldFitness.com.

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