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The Metabolic Athlete’s Ultimate Marathon RACE DAY CHECKLIST

Getting ready for a marathon or endurance race event? What “must have” products and items do you pack for race morning in order to have a perfect race day experience? If you need some great tips, check out our ULTIMATE MARATHON “RACE DAY” CHECKLIST complied from the most experienced coaches and athletes from the 4Continue reading “The Metabolic Athlete’s Ultimate Marathon RACE DAY CHECKLIST”

#ChiTri #TimeToTri Chicago Triathlon Weekend: GOOD LUCK 4STAR ATHLETES & ALUMNI!

GOOD LUCK to all our friends, athletes, and alumni racing the Chicago Tri this weekend! WE WANT TO SEE YOUR FACE AT THE RACE!!! For our extended family of athletes, alumni, friends, and family – please feel welcome to hang out at our 4 STAR ENDURANCE TEAM TENT at the SWIM START and FINISH LINEContinue reading “#ChiTri #TimeToTri Chicago Triathlon Weekend: GOOD LUCK 4STAR ATHLETES & ALUMNI!”

Private Swim Lessons – now available in downtown Chicago!

Looking for a private swim lesson in downtown Chicago with some of the areas most experienced triathlon and swimming coaches? Our coaches have a full spectrum of experience including Adult Learn to Swim (ALTS) certification all the way up to helping athletes qualify for TeamUSA and even win the overall titles at USA Triathlon (USAT)Continue reading “Private Swim Lessons – now available in downtown Chicago!”

High Performance Cycling – featuring MyZone!

Join our latest offering from 4 STAR ENDURANCE: HIGH PERFORMANCE CYCLING (HPC)! This is a completely new format of interval based endurance cycling class utilizing both POWER and HEART RATE based training metrics in one class! These classes will offer the ability to customize training to your true metabolism leveraging our latest “Metabolic360” VO2 MaxContinue reading “High Performance Cycling – featuring MyZone!”

Metabolic Athlete™ Blood Lactate Testing – NOW AVAILABLE!

BLOOD LACTATE TESTING IS NOW AVAILABLE! WHAT IS LACTATE TESTING? The term “Lactate Testing” generally means testing your Blood Lactate concentration at various levels of increasing effort to help determine your lactate threshold, training zones, and benchmark your overall fitness for various types of sports including ROWING, RUNNING, and CYCLING, among others. This is oftenContinue reading “Metabolic Athlete™ Blood Lactate Testing – NOW AVAILABLE!”

Metabolic Testing Preparation

Getting ready for a metabolic test? Learn more about testing options at http://www.4starendurance.com/vo2max if you have not done so already, and then please note the following Test Preparation instructions when scheduling a metabolic test with us – which includes both VO2, RMR, Metabolic Efficiency Point (MEP), and more! In order to get the most accurateContinue reading “Metabolic Testing Preparation”

Metabolic Testing & VO2Max

Interested in scheduling a metabolic test with Coach Chris Navin? FOR TEST PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS, VISIT: TEST PREP INSTRUCTIONS (Fasting & Resting Guidelines) THEN CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE A TEST TODAY: BOOK A METABOLIC TEST TODAY! LEARN MORE & BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT ONLINE AT OUR PARTNER LOCATIONS BELOW: LAKESHORE SPORT & FITNESS (LSF) – ILLINOIS CENTERContinue reading “Metabolic Testing & VO2Max”

Evolving the Sport of Indoor Triathlon

LIVE RACE RESULTS: tinyurl.com/indoortri-resultsUPCOMING EVENTS: 4starendurance.com/eventsLANDSHARK SERIES: LandsharkTriathlon.com ✶✶✶✶ The summer triathlon racing season in the Chicago-area is too short… generally lasting only 3 months (June-August)! So our goal at 4 STAR ENDURANCE to grow the sport of triathlon and address the needs of DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, and ACCESS (DEIA) is what led us toContinue reading “Evolving the Sport of Indoor Triathlon”

4 Star’s Fix A Flat Resources

Want some great fix a flat tips to help practice and build confidence for race day? Watch our 4 STAR ENDURANCE “Fix a Flat” video (link coming soon)! COMING SOON! DETAILED STEPS TO FIX A FLAT: Open BRAKES / brake calipers first Rear wheel only: shift into HARDEST (smallest) rear chainring for easy wheel removalContinue reading “4 Star’s Fix A Flat Resources”

4STAR’s 4K UNDERWATER Swim360 STROKE VIDEO ANALYSIS

Taking our passion of photography and video analysis to the next level, we’re now offering a new 4K-resolution Swim360 UNDERWATER SWIM ANALYSIS service to help swimmers and triathletes or all levels – from beginners to elites! There is no better way to identify areas for improvement than truly seeing yourself from every angle, in highContinue reading “4STAR’s 4K UNDERWATER Swim360 STROKE VIDEO ANALYSIS”