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Category Archives: Strength Training

Strong Glutes = Happy Knees

A new study further proves the need for runners to do strength training targeting glute med to avoid knee pain. Continue reading

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Do Dynamic Warm Ups and Plyometric Drills Prevent Running Injury?

Do dynamic warm ups and strength training help prevent injury for runners and triathletes? We rooted around the internets to find out. Continue reading

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Seasonal Training Transitions

To understand what tri training the body can handle next week, you must full understand the stress it is under this week. This posts examines a unique approach to understanding the total triathlon training load we put on the body including cardio and strength training and explains why the the “ten percent rule” is a bunch of crap. Continue reading

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Strength Training, Part III: Plyometrics

It might sound odd, but plyometrics are another movement on the fringe of strength training that can be used for injury prevention for those athletes with a long-term outlook. This is because plyos, in theory, can help support bone health. … Continue reading

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Strength Training, Part II: Building The Program

In the last entry, we essentially answered the questions, “Why strength training?” In this post we will dig a bit deeper and discuss the details of what types of movements make sense for triathletes. We need to first frame the … Continue reading

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Strength Training, Part I: Science vs Reality

The following was taken from a recent webinar delivered to our athletes. As always, we’ll start with a quick review of what we believe to be the biggest determinants in the success of endurance athletes. Our topic here, strength training, … Continue reading

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Preseason Triathlon Training: Strength Training and Yoga

There are many analogies used to describe performance of the human body, although none more popular than that that of the race car. In nutrition dialogs we relate calories to the fuel of the race car. When it comes to preseason strength and yoga, what we’re really doing for the human body is tearing it a part and rebuilding it with a more powerful engine and a safer frame. Continue reading

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Preseason Triathlon Training: The Quality vs. Quantity Cardio Deilemma

There are arguments for both base building and working on speed during preseason. We will address them both and discuss why taking one step backwards in your cardio program may allow you to make bigger gains in 2013. Continue reading

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