Weight Training for Triathlon: The Ultimate Guide

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Price World Publishing, Feb 1, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 192 pages
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This 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 world-wide. The 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 utilise its programs.
 

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Contents

Introduction
9
Introduction
18
The Studies
25
Summary of Research
41
Weekly Weight Training Implementation
48
Nutrition
59
Recovery
66
Static Stretches
70
Upper Body Exercises
86
Lower Body Exercises
108
Full Body Exercises
119
Plyometric Exercises
127
Index
185
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Ben Greenfield, Voted Number 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. He has competed in the Triathlon World Championships of Olympic, Half and Full Ironman distances, and is the Number 1 ranked triathlete for Triathlon Northwest.

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