Strength Training for Triathletes

Endurance athletes focused on swim, bike and run can also benefit from finding their way to the weight room. Decrease the risk of injury while improving fast- and slow-twitch muscle growth with these workouts.

Mark Allen's 12 Best Strength Exercises

Mark Allen's 12 Best Strength Exercises

Looking to add strength training to your triathlon regime? Here are a dozen key exercises that helped The Grip become a six-time Ironman champion.

4 Core Exercises for Triathletes

4 Core Exercises for Triathletes

All three disciplines of triathlon require core stabilization and strength. Here are four core exercises to help you build a solid foundation with which to run, bike and swim.

20-Minute Strength Training Workout

20-Minute Strength Training Workout

For busy days with little time for training, give your muscles the attention they deserve with this 13 to 17 minute session of compound strength training exercises.

Weight Room or No Weight Room?

Weight Room or No Weight Room?

Build muscle in the offseason for better performance next year. Here's how to add strength training to your swim/bike/run routine.

Incorporate Strength Training Into Your Regimen

Incorporate Strength Training Into Your Regimen

Research proves it in the laboratory, and Ironman champions prove it in the proverbial pudding: Strength training is truly and rightfully triathlon's fourth event.

Periodization of Strength Training

Periodization of Strength Training

Just hitting the gym whenever you want probably won't lead to positive results. Structure your strength training to maximize performance gains and work the right muscles for an endurance athlete.

Stability-Ball Exercises to Build Strength and Flexibility

Stability-Ball Exercises to Build Strength and Flexibility

Want a stronger core? Try these stability-ball exercise to improve strength and flexibility.

Tighten Your Abs With This Simple 20-minute Workout

Tighten Your Abs With This Simple 20-minute Workout

Having a tight stomach has athletic as well as aesthetic benefits, especially for swimmers. Here's a simple 20-minute workout you can do anywhere.

3 Medicine Ball Workouts to Build Your Core

3 Medicine Ball Workouts to Build Your Core

Barbells and dumbbells are fine to pump up your muscles, but if you want core strength--the kind that makes your whole body strong--it's time to get some balls.

Strong Abs Build a Base for Swimming Success

Strong Abs Build a Base for Swimming Success

Abdominal strength is an important part of a swimmer's conditioning since it helps keep the body balanced in the water and facilitates rotation with each stroke.

4 Exercises to Improve Your Aero Position

4 Exercises to Improve Your Aero Position

Want to stay in an optimal aero position longer? Improve your shoulder stability and upper-back strength with these four Swiss ball exercises.

Stretch Cords: The Key to Offseason Swim Training

Stretch Cords: The Key to Offseason Swim Training

Turn to dryland exercises for conditioning and injury prevention. Using stretch cords is a great way to strengthen muscles while simulating swimming motions outside of the pool.

Balance Your Blades: 3 Corrective Shoulder Exercises

Balance Your Blades: 3 Corrective Shoulder Exercises

For swimmers, shoulder pain isn't always cured by spending time away from the pool. Strengthen and balance your shoulders with these exercises.

Exercises to Prevent Swimmer's Shoulder

Exercises to Prevent Swimmer's Shoulder

The repetitive arm motion of freestyle can cause some swimmers to develop shoulder pain. Increasing flexibility combined with strengthening and balancing upper-body muscles can prevent such injuries.

Simple Swim-Specific Poolside Exercises

Simple Swim-Specific Poolside Exercises

Here's a safe, easy way to build swim-specific strength without lifting weights.

3 Simple Wrist Exercises to Help You Get a Grip

3 Simple Wrist Exercises to Help You Get a Grip

You've waited all winter for this a long, winding ribbon of road that weaves downhill and screams around corners. But halfway down, it's not your bike handling skills that are weak. It's your grip strength.

Strength Training for Runners

Strength Training for Runners

If you're a runner who doesn't strength train, then the question isn't if, but when you'll be sidelined due to injury. The problem is that most runner have absolutely no idea what, when or how often to do it.

12 Ways to Build Ankle Strength for Top Performance

12 Ways to Build Ankle Strength for Top Performance

Paying attention to your ankles will benefit your overall athletic performance in the long run. Here are 12 ways to build strong, healthy ankles every day.

Strength Training Is the Core of Top Triathlete Barb Lindquist's Training

Strength Training Is the Core of Top Triathlete Barb Lindquist's Training

Why was pro triathlete Barb Lindquist a consistent podium finisher over the years? How did she race in as many as 20 events a year and still come out on top? One essential element to her success has been strength training.

6 Strength Training Exercises for the Offseason

6 Strength Training Exercises for the Offseason

Why is strength training so important in the offseason and how do you know what areas to work? Dave Scott answers these questions and provides six exercises to get you started.

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