Strength Training for Triathletes

Strength Training for Triathletes

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by Patrick Hagerman
     
 

Every triathlete wants to be faster, and most know that adding strength training to their program will help them get there. In Strength Training for Triathletes, fitness phenom Patrick Hagerman explains how small changes in muscle strength add up to big race results. For triathletes, the benefits of strength training are many, from increased stability in

Overview

Every triathlete wants to be faster, and most know that adding strength training to their program will help them get there. In Strength Training for Triathletes, fitness phenom Patrick Hagerman explains how small changes in muscle strength add up to big race results. For triathletes, the benefits of strength training are many, from increased stability in the water and on the bike to a faster metabolism. Stronger muscles can work longer before feeling fatigued, making strength training indispensable to endurance athletes.

Clearly organized by discipline (swim, bike, run) and by muscle group, Strength Training for Triathletes helps athletes quickly find the best exercise for their unique training needs. Every exercise is accompanied by full-color art, making the routines easy and inviting to follow.

This groundbreaking book further explains how triathletes can adjust their workouts to emphasize endurance, strength, or power, and how to balance the three to reach race goals. It includes complete information on structuring a periodized weight routine to maximize results, whether the race the reader is preparing for is a sprint, Olympic, half-Ironman or full Ironman event. Sample seasonal plans for each race distance and instruction on how to adapt training plans to individual needs make it easy for readers to develop specific approaches and reach their personal goals.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Strength Training for Triathletes shows how adding strength training to your exercise program can yield significant performance results."” — Triathlete magazine

"Strength Training for Triathletes is easy to follow and light on jargon. All the basic principles are clearly explained without smothering you in sports science—it's a refreshingly simple approach that leaves you free to concentrate on the exercise rather than the book. Essential reading for anyone mystified by what to do in the gym." —Tri247.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934030158
Publisher:
VeloPress
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.22(w) x 7.36(h) x 0.49(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Patrick Hagerman is a recipient of the National Strength and Conditioning Association Personal Trainer of the Year award in 2002, Dr. Hagerman has coached for USA Triathlon and USA Weightlifting and has competed in triathlon, cycling, windsurfing, and adventure racing for over 25 years. He is a Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a past member of its Board of Directors. He is the Director of Sport Skill Development for Quest Personal Training.

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Strength Training for Triathletes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Um, hello?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Out of all the names you coulda chosen, you choose PATCH?!? DAMN