How to Setup a Triathlon Strength-Training Plan

The ability to combine strength training and triathlon programming can stump even the greatest minds in the sport. What we know for sure is that combining the two opposing activities is akin to sticking a round peg in a square hole. Troubleshooting, adjusting strength training sessions and knowing when to put the foot on the gas or to pump the brakes is a learned skill that varies from athlete to athlete. Combining the two can become less formulaic and more of an art form. But with careful planning around some simple guidelines, you can create a successful strength-training program suited to your experience level.

Each of the following factors should be taken into account as you begin setting up your approach:

  • Availability
  • Age
  • Injury history
  • Commitment
  • Your current fitness level (novice, weekend warrior or intermediate)

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