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.
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.
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.
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.
Build muscle in the offseason for better performance next year. Here's how to add strength training to your swim/bike/run routine.
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.
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.
Want a stronger core? Try these stability-ball exercise to improve strength and flexibility.
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.
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.
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.
Want to stay in an optimal aero position longer? Improve your shoulder stability and upper-back strength with these four Swiss ball exercises.
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.
For swimmers, shoulder pain isn't always cured by spending time away from the pool. Strengthen and balance your shoulders with these exercises.
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.
Here's a safe, easy way to build swim-specific strength without lifting weights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.