The Well-Built Triathlete: Turning Potential into Performance

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VeloPress, May 5, 2014 - Sports & Recreation - 368 pages

In The Well-Built Triathlete, elite triathlon coach Matt Dixon reveals the approach he has used to turn age-group triathletes into elite professionals and champions.

Dixon's method breaks new ground in triathlon training, introducing a new, comprehensive approach that builds the whole athlete for stronger performance. Dixon details the four pillars of performance that form the foundation of his highly successful purplepatch fitness program, showing triathletes of all abilities how they can become well-built triathletes and perform better year after year.

The Well-Built Triathlete does not focus narrowly on workouts and training, but instead gives equal weight to training and workouts, recovery and rest, workout and daily nutrition, and functional strength and mobility. Dixon considers the demands of career and family to prepare athletes to achieve their goals through a realistic, practical ecosystem of stress and recovery.

The Well-Built Triathlete is Dixon's guide to every aspect of triathlon performance. Chapters on swimming, cycling, and running explain the most effective ways to train for each. His pragmatic approach to stretching, recovery, and effective strength training shows athletes where they can recover valuable time. A purplepatch section shows how triathletes can achieve long streaks of high performance.

Dixon's whole-athlete approach to triathlon will help triathletes become greater than the sum of their workouts. By becoming better all-around athletes, well-built triathletes will train and race faster than ever.

 

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Contents

Foreword by Meredith Kessler
Stress Endurance Training
Recovery
Nutrition
Functional Strength
Swimming in Triathlon
Cycling in Triathlon
Running in Triathlon
Setting Up Your Plan for Training
When Performance Counts
Epilogue
Functional Strength Exercises
Training Templates
Index
About the Contributors
Copyright

TURNING POTENTIAL INTO PERFORMANCE

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About the author (2014)

Matt Dixon is an exercise physiologist and an elite triathlon coach. He is founder and president of purplepatch fitness, a fitness and coaching company that caters to triathletes and endurance enthusiasts of all levels, from world champions to beginners.

In just five years, Dixon's purplepatch athletes have earned over 150 professional Ironman® and Ironman 70.3® championships and podium finishes, 50 of which are wins. Dixon has helped over 100 athletes to qualify for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.

Dixon is a former professional triathlete and two-time Olympic trials finalist in swimming. He has a master's degree in clinical and exercise physiology and contributes regularly to Triathlete, LAVA, Outside, and USA Triathlon magazines. He has also written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Outside, Men's Fitness, and Men's Health.

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