Triathlon Strength and Conditioning

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Triathlon Strength and Conditioning Training

Strength training is about more than lifting weights- it covers your entire physical development and what is needed to improve your physical performance. This can range from plyometrics to speed and agility training to core stability work and endurance training.

Many triathletes sacrifice strength training for additional swimming, cycling or running . However, a well-executed strength-training program can allow you to cut up to 25% from your swim, bike and run and help you prevent injuries.

Strength training is important for triathletes for many reasons:

  1. It helps to prevent injuries.
  2. It leads to an improved performance
  3. It will help you maintain good posture

Here are a few examples of the types of exercises we would include in a strength and conditioning programme:

  • Squats
  • Walking Lunges
  • Body weight exercises
  • Box jumps
  • Deadlifts
  • Kettlebell swings
  • Prowler
  • Bent over rows
  • Core stabilizing moves

If you are thinking of adding Strength and Conditioning to your workout it’s important that you talk to a qualified professional as your programme will differ depending on your fitness levels, previous experience in triathlons (if any).

Our team of fitness experts can customise a programme for you that caters exactly for your goals, needs and fitness levels and ensures you are getting the most out of your training. Whether you want a programme designed for you that’s basic conditioning; run specific conditioning; swim specific conditioning; a triathlon strength training programme or a mixture of all four we can cater to your fitness needs.

We can run triathlon training for individual sessions or in a group, in both our Aungier St or Sandymount gym.

 For more information contact Ciara at ciara.holmes@ymca-ireland.net or call 01 478 2607.