Every triathlete wants to be faster, and most know that adding strength training to their program will help them get there. In Strength Training for Triathletes, fitness phenom Patrick Hagerman explains how small changes in muscle strength add up to big race results. For triathletes, the benefits of strength training are many, from increased stability in the water and on the bike to a faster metabolism. Stronger muscles can work longer before feeling fatigued, making strength training indispensable to endurance athletes.
Clearly organized by discipline (swim, bike, run) and by muscle group, Strength Training for Triathletes helps athletes quickly find the best exercise for their unique training needs. Every exercise is accompanied by full-color art, making the routines easy and inviting to follow.
This groundbreaking book further explains how triathletes can adjust their workouts to emphasize endurance, strength, or power, and how to balance the three to reach race goals. It includes complete information on structuring a periodized weight routine to maximize results, whether the race the reader is preparing for is a sprint, Olympic, half-Ironman or full Ironman event. Sample seasonal plans for each race distance and instruction on how to adapt training plans to individual needs make it easy for readers to develop specific approaches and reach their personal goals.
Paperback. Over 150 color illustrations throughout.
7 3/8″ x 9 1/4″, 224 pp., $21.95, 9781934030158
Part I: Strength Training Program Components
1 Strength Training versus Endurance Training
2 By the Numbers: Reps, Sets, Weight, and Rest
3 Progression Systems: How to Keep Moving Forward
Part I I: Program Preparation
4 Strength Training Tools and Equipment
5 Warm-Up, Cool-down, and Flexibility
6 Choosing Your Exercises and Order
7 Sample Training Programs
Part I I I: Exercises
8 Exercises for Core Conditioning
9 Upper-body Exercises for Swimming
10 Lower-body Exercises for Swimming
11 Upper-body Exercises for Cycling
12 Lower-body Exercises for Cycling
13 Upper-body Exercises for Running
14 Lower-body Exercises for Running
Appendix A: Needs Analysis Visual Index
Appendix B: Daily Training Log
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”Strength Training for Triathletes shows how adding strength training to your exercise program can yield significant performance results.” — Triathlete magazine
”Strength Training for Triathletes is easy to follow and light on jargon. All the basic principles are clearly explained without smothering you in sports science—it’s a refreshingly simple approach that leaves you free to concentrate on the exercise rather than the book. Essential reading for anyone mystified by what to do in the gym.” — Tri247.com