Top 10 Indoor Training Tools for Triathletes
Kurt Kinetic Road MachineCost: $379 (Road Machine), $170 (inRide) 1 of 11
The Kinetic Road Machine is tops when it comes to fluid trainers. Silent and smooth, it allows you to log everything from fast intervals to threshold work to long, slow rides. To get fully outfitted, check out their list of accessories, in particular the Riser Ring and Pro Flywheel. For the full package, also consider purchasing Kinetic's new inRide power meter, which allows you to wirelessly pair a variety of Apple devices with a heart rate monitor and power sensor pod to measure power with your Road Machine.
TRX Home Suspension KitCost: $199.95 2 of 11
This kit includes everything you need to get a great workout in the comfort of your own home. With a suspension trainer, anchor and workout guide, this kit allows triathletes of all levels to customize their training and build strength through 15- or 30-minute sessions. Providing you with a wide variety of upper and lower bodyweight exercises, this is the perfect strength tool to own in the offseason.
Speedo Nemesis FinsCost: $39.99 3 of 11
Inspired by the pectoral fin of the Humpback Whale, the Nemesis Fins create a greater surface area for water to pass over than traditional fins, allowing for better propulsion through the water. This means you will be able to push through a greater number of training sets, all while perfecting your technique.
TriggerPoint Performance GRID STKCost: $34.99 4 of 11
While foam rollers are excellent therapeutic training tools for triathletes, they can be somewhat cumbersome. The new GRID STK functions as a hand-held roller. With AcuGRIP handles and a roller that features GRID 3-dimensional surface channels, the GRID STK is built to help restore the health and mobility of fatigued muscle tissue.
BOSU Pro Balance TrainerCost: $149.95 5 of 11
The BOSU Pro Balance Trainer allows for a full body workout through integrated movements that require various muscle groups to work in conjunction with one another. Combining strength, balance and flexibility, this training tool is something every triathlete should have in his arsenal.
SpinervalsCost: prices and packages vary 6 of 11
While bingeing on Netflix shows is one way to get through a workout on your trainer, Spinervals offers a more motivational option. Spinervals DVDs and on-demand video downloads will help you reach new levels of cycling performance through a variety of workouts that focus on everything from VO2 max building to active recovery to aerobic endurance.
Gaiam Root to Rise SetCost: $46.00 7 of 11
This set from Gaiam has everything you'll need for your at-home or studio yoga practice, including a 3mm mat, a super absorbent mat towel and the Yoga Essentials Block to aid in deep stretches and poses. Durable and lightweight, this set is a perfect starter kit for someone new to yoga or an ideal upgrade for the seasoned yogi.
CrossRope Complete Elite Jump Rope SetCost: $159.95 8 of 11
The CrossRope set allows you to interchange a variety of ropes with different weights to switch up your workouts. Whether it's muscle tone or endurance capacity you're looking to develop, you can tailor each day's routine. What's more, they have an eight-week training program available for free on their website for a limited time to help you get started.
Vasa Swim ErgometerCost: $1,999 (with Power Meter) 9 of 11
If you want to practice your swimming technique without heading to the pool, the Vasa Swim Ergometer is your best solution. Not only can it help you optimize your form, but it'll also aid in strength building. You can also purchase the accompanying power meter to track time, distance, pace, stroke rate, watts and applied force.
SKLZ Single Quick Change SystemCost: $49.99 10 of 11
This kit includes five interchangeable bands with resistances ranging from 10 to 50 pounds. Flexible grips and contoured handles make this system easy to use for a wide variety of strength exercises and movements. Totally portable, you can even take these bands on the road with you when you travel.