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80/20 Triathlon: 2024 Edition Premium Full Distance Level 1 Strength Training Plan

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80/20 Triathlon: 2024 Edition Premium Full Distance Level 1 Strength Training Plan


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22 Weeks

Plan Description

80/20 Endurance

Regardless of your current physical strength and neuromuscular control levels, the 80/20 Endurance Premium Strength Plans will help you improve by focusing on the fundamentals of building a strong base and progressing according to evidence-based principles in a manner that complements your endurance training. This strength training plan is designed to supplement your 80/20 Full Distance Level 1 plan, but it can be added to any 22-week endurance plan. Apply it concurrently with your existing training plan by using the same start or end date as your primary plan. This 22-week plan for triathletes features two strength workouts per week, averaging about 45 minutes in duration. There are four phases to the program:

Foundation: Focusing on isolating specific muscle control

Strength: Development of muscle recruitment and force

Strength Endurance: Sustaining muscle stamina

Taper: Recovery sessions with programming to stay sharp

Plan Sample

80/20 Endurance

80/20 Endurance

Plan Structure

Each phase is carefully structured with specific increases and decreases in intensity and volume.
The foundation exercises may help you find areas in your body where you need improvement or serve as excellent activation or dynamic warm-up exercises. They will prepare you for the harder work to come. After gradually building a strong base with core exercises, the program will then move into proven exercises for strength development, enhancing your training and performance. It is important to note that the program progresses from isolating specific muscles to more compound movements at a higher intensity, while chaining together additional muscle groups. The aim of this format is to develop your body in such a way that your mechanics and form become stronger and smoother.


Robust support resources and documentation for your plan can be found at the 80/20 Resources page. Purchasers of this plan will be able to contact the author Dr. A.J. Gregg directly in order to request clarification on any items that may be unclear in the plan. Note that a more complete, photo-illustrated version of this overview is attached to the first workout of the plan.

About Dr. Gregg

All of the 80/20 Endurance Strength Plans were designed by Dr. A.J. Gregg D.C., MS Nutrition, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist operating out of Hypo2 in Flagstaff, Arizona, a high-performance center centered on a world-renowned altitude training program. A.J. is the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Hoka One One Northern Arizona Elite, one of America’s premier professional running teams. Due to the unique nature of Flagstaff and its attraction to serious endurance athletes, he has enjoyed the opportunity to work with numerous Olympic, world-class, and competitive age-group athletes from across the globe.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Strength x2
01:33:00 00:50:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
01:33:00 00:50:00

Training Load By Week

80/20 Endurance

80/20 Endurance

80/20 Endurance is the creation of Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden. Based on the breakthrough books 80/20 Running and 80/20 Triathlon, runners, triathletes, and other endurance athletes improve the most when they consistently do 80 percent of their training at low intensity and the other 20 percent high intensity. The typical endurance athlete spends only 50-70 percent their total training time at low intensity. The solution? An 80/20 training plan that ensures the optimal intensity balance.

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This plan is protected by our Refund Policy and may, with the author's approval, be exchanged for a plan of equal value from the same author.

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