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Five Strength Training Exercises Triathletes Should Be Doing

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Whether you’re just getting started with triathlon or you’re a seasoned veteran, strength and resistance training are among some of the best things you can do to supplement your bike, swim and run training.

Far too many endurance athletes overlook the importance of resistance training, but it really can make a big difference in not only your progress, but also in terms of combating a risk for injury. I, too, have made this fatal mistake before of neglecting resistance training…

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The Benefits of Adding Yoga and Pilates To Your Triathlon Training

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If you’ve set your sights on training for a triathlon, there’s no question that you’ve been hard at work doing your running, cycling, and swimming sessions.  But, have you ever thought to add some cross-training into the mix?  Many triathletes spend so much time dong their chosen activities that they don’t even consider some of the benefits that other forms of activities could bring to their overall training plan.

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Hill Training for Cycling and Running Fitness

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Want to be a stronger and faster cyclist and/or runner? The answer is really quite simple, head for the hills. For whatever reason, hills have gotten a bad rap and are more commonly dreaded than embraced. Correct me if I'm wrong, but we, as endurance athletes, don't sign up for events because they're easy. We look for challenges – events that push us mentally and physically. Right?

If our goal is to conquer a new distance or event, it seems logical that our training leading up to the event should mimic the actual event. While we can find pancake flat courses, they surely aren't the most exciting to race time after time again. Consider the Tour de France. What do people want to see? The stages in the Alps and Pyrenees – the climbs on which champions are made. The same goes for triathlon. The hills make completing a course that much more rewarding, albeit, maybe slower.

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