||Triathlon = Strength?
Is strength training critical for a triathlete? How can strength training help an athlete improve performance? What are the downsides?
|"Strength training improves your structural integrity and enables you to handle higher volumes of training with less risk of being sidelined with injuries.”
- Mark Allen
What is the role of strength training for triathletes? While most everyone agrees the ideal elite triathlete should incorporate the ideal strength workouts into his or her training program, the jury is out on how best for age group triathletes to incorporate strength exercises, if at all. Many age groupers are pushing the boundaries of their schedules just to fit in the minimum number of swim, bike and run workouts.