Strength work is a valuable part of your training regimen both as a way to improve power output and for preventing injuries. Here’s a guide for how to continue to reap the benefits of strength work even during racing season.
While the sight of endurance athletes in the weight room used to be a scarce occurrence, nowadays professionals and amateurs alike have learned that hitting the steel, especially during the off-season and the build phases of their training, is a smart way to gain explosive speed and stay injury free.
Indoor cycling is an efficient way to train, however it lacks many of the sport-specific movements of outdoor riding and can lead to overuse injuries and muscle imbalances. These eight bodyweight exercises will counteract these imbalances and help keep you pain free all winter long.
Frank Overton of FasCat Coaching shares how you can take your performance to the next level with yoga and meditation.
Once you have established a base of strength training experience, you will be ready for more advanced movements. Heather Blackmon explains how you can take your strength training to the next level.
Strength training can help triathletes avoid injury and perform at a higher level. Coach Allie Burdick explains why this is a great time of year to start your strength training program and recommends some exercises to get you started.
Every athlete has imbalances, but identifying them on your own can be difficult. Coach Heather Hagan outlines movements you can do to pinpoint your own imbalances and exercises to correct them.
Building your strength in the weight room is only as effective as your ability to transfer that strength to swimming, biking, and running. Kelly Fillnow and Daniel Payseur explain how your strength training and triathlon training should be similar and give you sample workouts to follow.
Running may not be seen as a rotational sport, but an increase in rotational strength can make you more efficient and faster. Learn more about how rotation plays a part in running form and 12 exercises you can do to become stronger.
Strength training is often neglected by endurance athletes for fear of hindering endurance performance. In Part 2 of this series, Kelly Fillnow and Daniel Payseur explain the misconceptions around strength training and give you examples of how to best schedule your weekly and seasonal strength training plan.