PT brief for Triathletes

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Triathletes get muscular endurance and aerobic fitness in the field through aerobic, threshold and sprint interval training.

Time in the gym needs to be focused on force development, functional strength and core stability. Force to build muscular capacity as a foundation for power. Functional strength to improve biomechanical stability and efficiency, and core stability to support  effective posture and gait especially when fatigued. Read More

Essential functional exercise routine

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7 Essential functional exercises.

Phased progression through levels of difficulty

Minimum 6, maximum 10 repetitions, once you can make 10 move to next progression.

Targeted Benefits:

  • Improve body alignment
  • Improve functional strength and energy transfer
  • Improve run, bike and swim form

Key Points:

  • Don’t rush rep, 1 second per rep at fastest
  • Set and engage target muscles before starting each exercise
  • Breath deeply and evenly

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Core Tabata Set

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15 core exercises, 20 secs intervals with 5 secs change over.

Targeted Benefits:

  • Improve body alignment
  • Improve core strength and energy transfer
  • Improve run, bike and swim form

Key Points:

  • Don’t rush rep, 1 second per rep at fastest
  • Set and engage target muscles before starting each exercise
  • Breath deeply and evenly

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