Completing a triathlon takes strength, speed, endurance, and flexibility. Triathlon training is balanced, whole-body training. In other sports you may wind up building strength in some areas, while accruing weaknesses in others. Triathletes get body benefits from running, cycling, and swimming, and as a result are lean and fit from head to toe.

 

A great goal for a new triathlete is the sprint-distance event. If that's your goal, then this comprehensive program is for you. This program is designed for the individual who has a busy life with a full-time job, a family, or other responsibilities. Just follow the workouts on a daily basis to get you to the starting line, fit, confident, and ready to have a successful and fun experience.

 

Requirements: You should be able to swim two lengths of the pool (50 yards), bike at least thirty minutes, and run or run/walk thirty minutes. The schedule consists of two to three workouts per week in each sport, as well as one to two days of strength training and core work. The maximum volume is around 5.5 hours and some of the easier weeks are around three hours.

 

Breaking Muscle Shop

With that in mind, completing this easy-to-follow training plan to your first sprint triathlon requires three simple things: passion, commitment, and consistency. Be healthy, train smart, and have fun!

 

Week 5, Day 1

 

Hips/Glute Strength
Duration (P): 0:30:00
Workout Description:
You'll do three sets of each exercise with each leg. Click here to watch a video demonstration of the exercises.

 

  • Hip abductor (in front and behind) 12­ - 15 reps
  • Standing hip flexor 12 - ­15 reps
  • Hip flexor pullback 12­ - 15 reps
  • Lunges 12­ - 15 reps
  • Reverse Lunges 12­ - 15 reps
  • Glute pillow stand ­ 1 min

 

Swim : Sprint: 600 (Form) Duration (P): 0:25:00 Distance (P): 600 yards
Workout Description:
Warm Up: 100 free
50 kick
50 pull buoy
2x50 free, counting strokes per length. 4x25 drill (20" rest in between)
2x50 counting strokes per length. 100 cool down

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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