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Known to be the multisport series for newbies and amateurs, yet challenging enough for the experienced ones, the SBR Tri-series is back and bigger with a new "LITE" category. Now on it's 5th year, created the LITE category which is designed as a stepping stone for those who are not yet comfortable or ready to conquer the Tri-series' FULL distances.

The Tri Series is open for everyone, has NO CUT OFF TIME and literally almost all types of bikes are allowed. Registration for the Philippines’ first and only multisport race series dedicated to beginners and beginners at heart is now open!

SBR Tri-Series 2017
Aquathlon | Duathlon | Triathlon

The Race Series:

Aquathlon has long been considered as the perfect stepping stone for triathlon. The Aquaman Aquathlon 2017 is designed for athletes who are just starting to get their multisport feet wet and are not yet comfortable with their bike handling skills.
  • Date and Time: 23 April 2017 Sunday, 6:00 AM
  • Venue: PhilSports Arena (formerly Ultra), Pasig
  • Categories: FULL: 800m swim-4K run | LITE: 400m swim-2K run
  • Registration Fees:
    1. Early Rate (until March 19, 2017 only)
      • Individual: Php 1,700
      • 2-Man Relay (FULL distance): Php 2,700
    2. Regular Rate (March 20 - April 9, 2017)
      • Individual: Php 2,000
      • 2-Man Relay (FULL distance): Php 3,000

This is the second leg of the Tri Series and is the perennial biggest event. Designed to be short enough for the newbies and lung-busting enough for the seasoned duathlete. The Duaman Duathlon was the biggest recorded duathlon in Philippine history, garnering over 900 participants from all walks of life and varying skill levels.
  • Date and Time: 28 May 2017 Sunday, 6:00 AM
  • Venue: Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
  • Categories: FULL: 6K run-20K bike-3K run | LITE: 3K run-13K bike-3K run
  • Registration Fees:
    1. Early Rate (until April 2, 2017 only)
      • Individual: Php 1,900
      • 2-Man Relay (FULL distance): Php 2,900
      • 3-Man Relay (FULL distance): Php 3,900
    2. Regular Rate (April 3 - May 14, 2017)
      • Individual: Php 2,200
      • 2-Man Relay (FULL distance): Php 3,200
      • 3-Man Relay (FULL distance): Php 4,200

The Triman Triathlon is the flagship event of the Tri Series, considered to be the de-facto training/breeding ground of all triathlon newbies and is the most newbie friendly triathlon in the country.
  • Date and Time: 18 June 2017 Sunday, 6:00 AM
  • Venue: Fontana Hot Springs Resort Leisure Park, Clark, Angeles, Pampanga
  • Categories: FULL: 900m swim-30K bike-5K run | LITE: 600m swim-20K bike-2.5K run
  • Registration Fees:
    1. Early Rate (until April 16, 2017)
      • Individual: Php 2,200
      • 2-Man Relay (FULL distance): Php 3,200
      • 3-Man Relay (FULL distance): Php 4,200
    2. Regular Rate (April 17 - June 4, 2017)
      • Individual: Php 2,500
      • 2-Man Relay (FULL distance): Php 3,500
      • 3-Man Relay (FULL distance): Php 4,500

Now for those who wants to get the best deal for the whole series, you may avail of the one-time package registration (Tri-pack) for individual racers. Availing this registration type don't only reserve your slot early but you also get to continuously train and mentally prepare knowing that you already have your "A" races plotted on your calendar.

Tri-Pack Registration Fees:
  1. Early Rate (until March 20, 2017 only): Php 5,000
  2. Regular Rate (March 21 - April 9, 2017): Php 6,000

Registration Options:
  1. Online: Aquaman | Duaman | Triman | Tri-Pack
  2. In-Store:
    • The Brick Multisport Store
    • Cycling Zone
    • Trek Bicycle Store
    • The Coffee Trail Cyclery
    • Biker's Cafe
    • Maximus Athlete's Shop Cafe
    • SBR Headquarters
  3. Bank Deposit:
    • Download and fill-up Registration Form
    • Deposit payment to: Carlos De Guzman - Bank of the Philippine Islands (3379-0967-69) | Banco de Oro (132-024-11-99)
    • Email the completed registration form along with the deposit slip (with your NAME and CONTACT NO.) to
All entries are non-refundable, non-transferable and non-applicable to future races.

For more details and further race updates, please visit the Official link
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#SBRphTriSeries2017 #TriSeries2017 #Aquaman2017 #Duaman2017 #Triman2017

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Tabata: An Explosive and Efficient Workout

Written by: Ashley Aucoin

Countless fitness trends have come and gone over the years. Each one promises to help you slim down, tone up, and achieve your fitness goals. Everyone has a different goal in mind when they commit to a fitness plan, and with hard work and dedication most exercise programs will produce results. But what happens if you can’t carve out 60 minutes a day to get your sweat on or you find it hard to stick to a specific fitness plan? Whether you need a quick burn or want to shake up your routine, Tabata training will deliver.

History of Tabata

Tabata is a form of high-intensity interval training, more commonly known as HIIT. It was invented by Dr. Izumi Tabata in 1996. Tabata, along with a team of researchers from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo, was hired by the head coach of the Japanese speed skating team to assess the efficacy of their workout program.

During his research, Tabata divided the athletes into two groups and gave each group a different workout plan. Group A worked out with moderate intensity for 60 minutes, five days a week. Group B worked out at a high-intensity level four days a week for only 4 minutes and 20 seconds. Both groups were monitored over a six-week period. At the end of the study, they compared the VO2 max (maximal oxygen uptake) of the athletes in both groups and discovered the high-intensity training performed by Group B had a greater impact on both their aerobic and anaerobic systems. It was concluded that working out in four-minute high-intensity intervals was more beneficial than working out for 60 minutes at a moderate pace.

Benefits of Tabata

Improved Stamina: Tabata improves your aerobic and anaerobic threshold. Your aerobic capacity is a measurement of your maximum oxygen uptake during exercise. Your body requires more oxygen when you work out. The rate at which your muscles and tissue are able to absorb oxygen is known as your VO2 max. Most people have a VO2 max between 30 and 60 ml/kg/min. The higher your VO2 max, the more potential you have for aerobic endurance. As you do Tabata training, your VO2 max will improve, along with your stamina.

Anaerobic capacity refers to the maximum amount of energy your body can produce without oxygen. By increasing your anaerobic capacity, you can exert yourself at a maximum effort for a longer period of time. An easy way to measure improvements in your anaerobic capacity is to time yourself while sprinting at 100 percent effort. Record your time and distance. After six weeks of Tabata training, revisit this challenge. You will be amazed at how much farther you can run at maximum effort.

Increased Metabolic Rate and Fat Loss: High-intensity interval training increases our metabolic rate by almost 15 times the basal metabolic rate. Your basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of energy your body uses naturally at rest. Not only are you burning an average of 15 calories a minute, but the increased demand Tabata puts on your body will increase your BMR and torch fat for hours after your workout.

Muscle Tissue Retention: If you want to improve your cardiovascular fitness but are concerned about losing hard-earned muscle, Tabata training is for you. The stress placed on your muscle tissue during Tabata sends signals to your body that more muscle tissue is needed and the ratio of lean body mass to fat will increase. If you choose full-body workouts that use more muscle mass, you could actually end up increasing your muscle tissue.

No Time Constraints: No time to workout? Can’t get to the gym? These excuses won’t fly when it comes to Tabata training. All you need are four minutes and a pair of sneakers to complete this workout.

How to do Tabata

Tabata is a 4-minute workout that consists of eight timed intervals. Each interval is broken down into 20 seconds of all-out exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest. Tabata training is going to mentally and physically push you to your limit. If you are doing this workout correctly, you should feel completely exhausted and find it nearly impossible to finish the final interval.

People often use this form of workout to improve their cardiovascular fitness, but Tabata training is versatile and can also be use to improve weight training and core strength. Beginners should concentrate on cardio, such as running, cycling, and rowing, or bodyweight exercises. Whatever your focus, to get the most out of your workout, it is important you choose exercises that engage a large number of muscles.

Tabata Warm-Up

It’s recommended that you do a 5-minute, full-body dynamic warmup before you attempt your first set of Tabata. A dynamic warm-up consists of a series of movements that will engage the muscles you are going to use in your workout. This warm-up will increase your body temperature and range of motion and activate your nervous system. When done properly a dynamic warm-up can improve your performance.

Mix and match these exercises to create a 5-minute dynamic warm-up. Make sure you choose exercises that engage the muscle groups you plan to work out.
  • Walking lunges
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Arm Circles
  • High Knees
  • Side Bends
  • Front Leg Swing
  • Push-Ups
  • Burpees
  • Butt Kicks
  • Side Shuffles

Tabata Workouts

If you’re new to fitness or are short on time, do one set of Tabata exercises two to three times a week. To get the most out of your workout, it is important to give your body time to rest. Leave a day or two between workouts for your muscles to recover. Once you’re ready to get started, all you will need for most of these exercises is a stopwatch (we use the timer on our phone) and lots of motivation. There are endless options for exercises you can use in your Tabata workout. I have listed below a few for you to choose from based on your fitness level and goals.

Dangers and Cautions

Tabata doesn’t involve many risks; however, due to its high intensity, I don’t recommend it for heart patients or people with high blood pressure. This type of interval training rapidly increases your heart rate, so it is recommended that you consult your doctor before adding Tabata to your workout regime.

There is also a risk of injury when you are performing any exercise; however, this risk can increase when you increase intensity and speed. Make sure you are comfortable performing the exercises and can maintain proper form at a moderate pace before incorporating them into your Tabata routine. If you have questions about form or technique, seek out a professional trainer for advice and assistance.

Original Article by: eReplacementParts’ Lifestyle Blog
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Pilipinas Trail Running Camp 2017

The trail running community in the Philippines has grown a lot lately and it has also attracted a variety of participants from regular road runners, fitness enthusiasts, mountaineers, and even couch potatoes. There's no doubt that many people are being drawn into the kind of adventurous kind of experience with trail running.

However, there are currently no regular trail running clinics in the Country that will help guide those beginner participants or those who are just transitioning. Sure some of our regular running workouts can be applied to strengthen and develop our running legs for the mountains, but what about the other essential trail running preparations and techniques? Would you ask google and follow the stories and experiences from foreign races? Or would it be better to learn from our own sport veterans who have gained the experience and atmosphere of our own races?

If you rather choose the 2nd option, then you're in for a great bonding and fellowship!

RaceYaya, together with Adrenaline Multisport Group and Basekamp, will hold a series of Trail running camp that aims to introduce new and aspiring runners to the sports trail running, help understand the techniques of the sport, nutrition and training plans, gearing up, trail etiquette, and other essential preparations and management needed before tackling the race and during race day.

The trail running camp will be a 5-month program which includes two stay-in weekends of learning and a culminating intimate race on the final month that will create capable trail runners with life-long stewardship and love for nature.

The 1st Camp will be on February 25-26 at Basekamp, Pintong Bukawe, in San Mateo, Rizal. This will be an overnight weekend fellowship where you will learn about the basics of Trail running, which includes Road to Trail, Gearing up, Getting the right form, Attacking the uphills and downhills, and trail etiquette.

The 2nd Camp on May 6-7 at Basekamp, Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo, Rizal will also be another overnight bonding and learning experience about Trail running preparations. How to avoid injuries, First aid lesson, Nutrition/hydration preparation, Weather management, race planning and sticking to it.

The 3rd Camp will be a graduation Mini trail race where you can then apply what you have learned so far from the previous camps.

The Camp fees are as follows and you may register through You may pay via PayPal or bank deposit.
  1. Camp 1: P2,500
  2. Camp 2: P2,500
  3. Camp 3: P2,000
Your camp fees are inclusive of an event shirt, overnight accommodation* (bed space or sharing tent space), meals, giveaways and discounts from Sponsors, raffle stub and donation to the Athlete Support Fund.

*Accommodation will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis. There will be 12 slots for bed space (six pax per room and dorm –type bed ), eight slots for hut accommodation (twin sharing mattress bed), and campsite accommodation (twin sharing tents).

For inquiries, you may contact or 0908-813-1086. Follow the Facebook event page to get more updates.
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