Why strength training is important for all athletes

Why strength training is important for all athletes

by Coach Jada

As athletes we are always seeking ways to enhance and improve our performance.  While we often make time for more swimming, biking and running, strength training often takes a back seat.  But a properly focused triathlon-specific strength program can be the most efficient way to boost performance in all three disciples while helping you stay injury free.  The off season is a particularly opportune time to introduce strength training to your triathlon preparation regime.  Although most triathletes know how to exercise, many are confused about what exercises and types of structured workouts will specifically improve their running, biking, and swimming performance.

Experience Triathlon in now conducting a strength training class to introduce triathletes of all skill levels to properly formulated strength training program tailored specifically for triathlon.  The class is based on scientific research, experience of personal training professionals, and input from successful triathlon coaches and athletes around the country.  The class includes a different workout each week that is targeted at muscle groups that benefit one, two, or all three triathlon disciplines.  Metabolic exercises are interwoven with strength focused exercises to achieve a complete physical and aerobic workout.  Variants of each exercise are introduced to accommodate all skill levels from beginner to elite athletes.

In addition to improved performance and reduced risk of injury, a good strength training program can deliver the following benefits:

  • Enhanced strength and confidence
  • Muscular endurance and power.
  • Improved form and efficiency in all three disciplines
  • Decreased fatigue
  • Improved flexibility
  • Healthy, efficient body composition
  • Increased resting metabolism
  • Increased bone mineral density
  • Improved glucose metabolism
  • Maintain triathlon fitness while traveling

If you are looking for a way to step up your game for next season, a basic, consistent and structured strength training program can get you there! Whether you are a beginner or an elite athlete, come join us for an innovative, challenging, varying weekly class to springboard your next race season!

Jada Butler is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and USA Certified Triathlon Coach with Experience Triathlon. As leaders in the endurance services industry, Coach Jada and the Experience Triathlon team help athletes of all ages and abilities achieve success in training, racing and life. Learn more about Coach Jada and Experience Triathlon at www.expriencetriathlon.com

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