Weight Training for Triathlon: The Ultimate Guide

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  • Copyright: 2012-02-01
  • Publisher: Cardinal Pub Group
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Weight Training for Triathlon is the most comprehensive and up-to-date triathlon-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by top triathletes worldwide. This book features year-round triathlon-specific weight-training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results.No other triathlon book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book was designed specifically for triathletes to increase strength, speed, endurance, and stamina. This guide will have you shaving off time in all three events by using the most advanced and efficient exercises available. It will have you recording new personal records and reaching all of your goals. By following the year-round programs in the book, you will be able to finish meets with the same energy you exerted when you began.Both beginners and advanced athletes and weight trainers can follow this book and utilize its programs.

Author Biography

Ben Greenfield, voted # 1 Personal Trainer in the Nation in 2008, is a prominent expert voice in the burgeoning triathlon industry. Known as "The Brain" of triathlon, he holds a Master's degree in exercise science and biomechanics, an ISSN Sports Nutrition Certification, a Serotta Bike Fit Certification, and the highest attainable certification as a Strength Conditioning Coach by the NSCA.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
Forewordp. 13
Why Strength Train?
Introductionp. 13
Research on Performance Benefits of Resistance Trainingp. 23
The Studiesp. 25
Summary of Researchp. 41
Recommended Methods of Weight Trainingp. 43
How to Use This Bookp. 45
Weekly Weight Training Implementationp. 48
Getting Started
The Basicsp. 53
Definitionsp. 53
Workout Typesp. 56
Warm-Upp. 55
Cool-Downp. 57
How to Breathep. 58
Nutritionp. 59
Nutrition Periodizationp. 61
Weight Training Supplementationp. 63
Nutrition Meal Planningp. 65
Recoveryp. 66
Static Stretchesp. 70
Dynamic Stretchesp. 71
Foam Rollerp. 72
Core Exercisesp. 73
Plankingp. 73
Bridgingp. 77
Twistingp. 78
Flexingp. 81
Extendingp. 86
Upper Body Exercisep. 86
Vertical Pushingp. 86
Horizontal Pushingp. 87
Vertical Pullingp. 94
Horizontal Pullingp. 97
Raisesp. 101
Rotationsp. 103
Flexing & Extendingp. 105
Lower Body Exercisesp. 108
Pushingp. 108
Pullingp. 116
Raisingp. 117
Full Body Exercisesp. 119
Upper Body Pushing/Lower Body Pushingp. 119
Upper Body Pulling/Lower Body Pushingp. 121
Upper Body Pulling/Lower Body Pullingp. 124
Plyometric Exercisesp. 127
Flexibility / Injury Prevention Workoutsp. 132
Swim Workoutsp. 138
Bike Workoutsp. 145
Run Workoutsp. 153
Full Body Workoutsp. 164
Core Workoutsp. 168
Appendix:p. 171
Workout Matrixp. 171
Sample Meal Planp. 173
Notesp. 183 173
Indexp. 185 183
About the Authorp. 189
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