It is that time of year when a lot of triathletes are forced indoors by the ‘challenging’ British weather and many of us will start to invest a bit more time in good ol’ winter weights. But what should we be doing? Will it help us come the spring time? Do you really need it? Well unless you’re routinely doing squats on a physioball the answer is probably yes!
There is so much information out there that it can be a little overwhelming and it is difficult to know where to start, but taking the time to invest in a good functional strengthening programme might just be the key to an injury free season. So what to do? There are good books addressing exactly this issue. There are also programmes on the internet from legendary triathlete Mark Allen and an interesting article from beginnertriathlete.com on just how beneficial it can be.
If you are truly wanting a specific programme to address your weaknesses the best thing just might be investing in a few sessions with a personal trainer. Our very own Jon Munroe or Harry Boyle obviously come highly recommended and remember Harry is offering a half price assessment sessions to all Premier Tri members. So remember, train your fear to make it disappear.