Strength

The Key Ingredients of Effective Bodywork

Strength, stretching and mobility training -- otherwise known as bodywork --  are crucial to your triathlon program.  I recommend that you always include bodywork in your training, even if you have to give up some of your swim, bike and run sessions to do so. If you haven’t been doing this type of training recently, then [...]

3 Reasons Why Strength Training is Required (If You Want to Get Faster)

When I was in Kona for the IRONMAN, you'd be surprised by how many athletes asked me about strength training! They wondered if they should prioritize it (Yes!) Should they continue doing it as their race gets closer (Yes!) Will it make them get bulky (No!) Here's a short video to remind you of the 3 [...]

By |2018-10-31T11:37:21-06:00October 31st, 2018|Aging, Flexibility, Strength, Training, Training Articles, Videos|

Ask The Man: Will Strength Training Make Me Bulky?

You shouldn't run away from strength training worrying about bulk. I'm a firm believer that strength training is a huge benefit for triathletes. In today's Workout Wednesday powered by BioAstin, follow these tips on how to strength train to complement your training program and not to add on bulk.   https://youtu.be/_ChaTIoAJes

By |2018-03-15T06:09:30-06:00March 14th, 2018|Articles, Ask The Man, Bike, Run, Strength, Swim, Training, Training Articles|

Maximize Your Core Strength With This Push Up Series

For this Workout Wednesday powered by Bioastin, I wanted to share one of the best exercises you can do to anywhere. I recommend this push up series for all of my athletes to help with core stabilization and core strength. Having a strong core will help you across your swim, bike and run disciplines. Give [...]

By |2018-02-21T09:41:08-06:00February 21st, 2018|Strength, Training, Training Articles, Videos, Workout Wednesday|

Ask The Man: If I only have 10 hours per week to train what should I do?

We're often pressed to find enough training time, especially during the off-season when daylight is short. In this edition of Ask The Man, I help Sue make the most of her limited weekly training hours. This video is packed with information! I'll explain: How to make the most of just 10 hours per week of [...]

By |2018-01-10T14:02:37-06:00January 10th, 2018|Articles, Ask The Man, Bike, Run, Strength, Swim, Training, Training Articles|

6 Tips to Live a Long & Healthy Life

This shot was recently taken of my dad, Verne, and me. My dad turned 93 on June 19th. He’s always been a huge supporter of me and my kids: attending and organizing swim meets, water polo matches and coming to Kona for most of my races... and, of course, doing all of things dads do that [...]

Power in the Engine Room: Building Glute Strength

  I refer to the gluteals as the body's "engine room". The glutes produce the power you need on the bike & run, and provide stability during the swim. If you're not sufficiently engaging your glutes, then you're probably overloading your hamstrings and quads.  Have you ever been reduced to walking or have suffered cramps on [...]

By |2017-05-12T10:34:51-06:00May 9th, 2017|Articles, Bike, Run, Strength, Training, Training Articles|

Ripped! 12 Tips to Achieve Your Ideal Racing Weight

I'm frequently asked about the best ways to attain your ideal racing weight. As triathletes, we must strive to attain that perfect balance between lean body mass, power and immune health (it does no good to drop so much weight that we get a cold during race week, or if we feel dead trying to run up [...]

By |2019-05-01T06:12:50-06:00April 12th, 2017|Articles, Ask The Man, Bike, Nutrition, Run, Strength, Swim, Training, Training Articles|