Strength Training Exercises to Prevent Common Triathlon Injuries

Like all sports that require the body be in motion, injuries and triathlon go hand-in-hand. While traumatic injuries sustained from crashing your bike are usually unavoidable, you can easily prevent the majority of overuse injuries.

Time is one of the most limiting factors most triathletes face, but you should try to incorporate at least one strength training session into your training plan each week. Be focused when you are in the gym; each session shouldn't take longer than 45 minutes max--including a quick warm up and cool down.

Strength training can help reduce muscle imbalances from repeating the same daily training patterns. You don't need a complicated program--use compound exercises that engage and build the strength of big muscle groups. The secondary exercises will work your core.

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