Lateral Stability Exercises for Triathletes

When you swim, bike and run, you're basically moving forward in a straight line the majority of the time. Sure, you may turn right or left, but you probably don't incorporate lateral movements into your workouts very often. 

Muscle imbalances can start to build in your body when your routine is stagnant, and injuries can start to creep in due to the overuse of the same muscle groups.  

Spending 10 minutes, twice a week doing drills that work those muscle weaknesses can improve balance and reduce the risk of injury. These drills and exercises are great to use as a warm up before you start your strength training session, or they can be used to wrap up an easy day on the bike or in the pool.

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Erik Taylor

Erik Taylor is the premiere NASM-certified trainer for runners, cyclist, triathletes and fitness enthusiasts in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. A CrossFit Level 1 instructor, corrective exercise expert and performance enhancement specialist, Erik focuses on functional training. A former competitive cross country and track athlete, Erik understands the commitment involved in being an endurance athlete. Find him at Taylor's Fitness, on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter @Eriktaylorsfit.

Erik Taylor is the premiere NASM-certified trainer for runners, cyclist, triathletes and fitness enthusiasts in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. A CrossFit Level 1 instructor, corrective exercise expert and performance enhancement specialist, Erik focuses on functional training. A former competitive cross country and track athlete, Erik understands the commitment involved in being an endurance athlete. Find him at Taylor's Fitness, on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter @Eriktaylorsfit.

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