The Triathlete's Guide to Off-Season Training (Ultrafit Multisport Training Series)

The Triathlete's Guide to Off-Season Training (Ultrafit Multisport Training Series)

by Karen Buxton


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To maintain fitness and improve performance, triathletes need to use their less rigorous off-season for training. This book shows athletes how to make it productive and enjoyable by adhering to a plan with less monotony and more variety. Triathletes are coached in determining limiters and setting training objectives, practicing yoga, using efficient drills to improve swimming, cycling, and running, and doing alternative cardiovascular conditioning activities - which releases them from the same old training plan and increases their overall commitment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931382519
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 10/10/2004
Series: Ultrafit Multisport Training Series
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

1The Importance of the Off-Season: Backing Off with a Purpose1
2Goal-Setting: Mapping Out the Road to Results5
3Core Strength: Utilizing the Swiss and Medicine Balls33
4Flexibility: Yoga for Multisport Athletes43
5Swimming: Drill to Perfection51
6Cycling: Spin to Win75
7Running: Efficiency Is the Key89
8Cardiovascular Conditioning: Indoor Training Alternatives to Swim/Bike/Run97
9Cardiovascular Conditioning: Outdoor Training Alternatives to Swim/Bike/Run115
10Strength Training: Off-Season Options137
AGoal-Setting Worksheet143
BOff-Season Training Plan Worksheets147
CSample Off-Season Training Plan153
DTesting Protocols157
ETesting Results Worksheet161
FSample Testing Results Worksheet165
Workout Codes169
About the Author180

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