Why Triathletes Should Strength Train

As a triathelete, it is tough to fit in your swim, bike, and run into your busy week — let alone a strength training routine! Committing just 20 minutes twice a week will help prevent injury, promote strength, develop flexability and work other muscles that are not being worked during tri training.

Here is an example of a 20 minute strength routine. You will need one set of dumbells. Work each exercise for 1 minute with a 15 second rest. This circuit can be completed 1 to 3 times depending on fitness level and time allotted.

1. Pushups
2. Squat into a shoulder press
3. Walking lunge with bicep curl
4. Dips (off step, bench or chair)
5. Plank with alternating row