Best Strength Exercises to Do During Race Season

Most of the triathlon community knows the ins and outs of the swim, bike and run, as well as how to prepare for race day. But many triathletes lack basic knowledge about strength training and the importance it plays in performance and reducing the chance of injury.

Since your triathlon training plan is the focus of your efforts, keep your time at the gym tight and efficient. Two 45-minute sessions each week is all you really need at this point.

When it comes to maintaining strength, target compound exercises—deadlifts, squats and shoulder presses. Exercises that use the big muscle groups are your friends. Remember, your races take priority, so there is no need to set a personal weightlifting record during this time.

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