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Strength Training for Triathletes

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Most traditional weight lifting programs are too general to benefit triathletes. This illustrated guide offers 60 exercises that build strength for swimming, biking, and running by replicating the muscle usage patterns specific to triathlon events. The exercises are organized by sport and muscle group, allowing triathletes to quickly find the best exercise for their unique ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by Velo Press
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george
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probably the best book on explaining the different types of weight training programs for individuals needs. Thou the book focus is on triathlon training, it does provide in-depth on the science of weight/ resistance training and the current thinking on training.

For the triathletes, it will advise you how to achieve your goals on increasing endurance, bulk, and strength for each sport or combination of each for a specific distance of your next triathlon race.

"A muscle that is the right size
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Michelle
Dec 17, 2009 rated it liked it
I think the info is really good in the book, I wish it were presented in a slightly less complicated manner. It was very bewildering to know how to diagnose the imbalances and then build a training plan to work on them that didn't involve 400 exercises. But I'm looking forward to having some new exercises to do, so for that purpose the book is very good.
Dee
Nov 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015
good read - recommend print over kindle (kindle version - tables didn't present well) - would have liked more mention of half-iron/iron training - more focused on sprint/olympic tris

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Nikita
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easy to read, very practical, no-nonsense book. Extended my next 6 month of Triathlon training plan using information from this book.
Steve Gupta
Oct 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
No earth shattering information for anyone who has strength trained in the past
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