IRONMAN Strength Training Exercises

Training for a full IRONMAN can be taxing, time-consuming and tiring. Balancing three sports can be tough, but add in a few strength workouts each week and you have your hands full.

Fitting in strength training can be tricky, and your schedule has to be flexible, especially if there is nothing left in the tank. The goal is to avoid over-training and injury, and there is no doubt that strength training can benefit your IRONMAN performance.

It's important to focus on exercises that give you the most bang for your buck-- crunches, leg extensions and arm routines aren't enough. Here are a few exercises that should be on your list when you hit the gym.

Use these exercises 2x week for no more than 45 minutes each, including warm up and cool down. Keep your rest in between the sets on the short side.

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