Offseason Strength-Training Tips for Triathletes

Now that the season is over, it's important for every triathlete to identify weaknesses to improve in the year ahead.

Patrick Hagerman, author of Strength Training for Triathletes, suggests asking yourself these important questions before you get started:

  1. What was your weak point during the season?
  2. Were your legs getting tired early in the race?
  3. Were your arms exhausted after the bike?

Whatever your weak points are, the offseason is the time to address these issues to become a stronger, faster triathlete. Once you've analyzed how your body responded to the past year's training and racing, offseason strength workouts should be incorporated to address deficits and build your fitness base.

Use this as a guide to build a strength-training plan that's right for you.

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