6 Must-Do Exercises for Triathlon Racing Season

Triathlon racing season is here, and there's nothing sweeter than a chance to see all your hard work in the offseason pay off in a big way.

There are a few things you need to do to put yourself in the best possible position to succeed. First, get sleep. Sleep is Mother Nature's fountain of youth. Make sleep a priority above all else. You also need adequate levels of protein for recovery and plenty of carbs to fuel your ability to crush your workouts and races.

The last piece of the puzzle? You need to maintain your strength during this most critical part of the season. Sure, it's understandable that your tri training comes first. But you still need to squeeze in one or two strength workouts a week in order to maintain your strength.

In addition, don't forget to adjust your strength training routine around your races. If you have a big race coming up, you probably need to strength train only once earlier in the week. Programming does not need to be complicated; just make sure you hit the big lifts.

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