Functional Isometric Strength Training for Triathletes

Functional isometrics (FI) can be a great way to add some variety to your strength training plan while increasing strength and power within the swim and bike motor patterns.

Isometric movement is defined as when the muscle attachment closest and furthest away from the center of gravity maintains a constant length while force is being applied.

Functional isometrics are used by strength and conditioning coaches in all major sports. By integrating tri-specific FI, triathletes and can achieve higher levels of strength and power exactly where they need it.

There are key positions within the swim/bike/run patterns that require increased strength or leverage. By incorporating FI into your strength plan, you will develop high levels of isometric strength, which will lead to an increase in power and speed.

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