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Championship Triathlon Training [Kindle Edition]

George M. Dallam , Steven Jonas
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Book Description

Dedication, passion, obsession—for serious endurance athletes, coaches, duathletes, and triathletes, the quest for improvement never ends. Knowing they can shave time from the previous performance, they seek out the latest in research and training techniques.

In Championship Triathlon Training, renowned experts George Dallam and Steven Jonas provide you with the same advanced conditioning concepts and programming used by today's elite triathletes.

By understanding the science behind the principles, you will incorporate physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, and injury prevention into your regimen to address your specific needs and the demands of competition. Specifically, you'll learn these techniques:

-Use weight training, plyometrics, and core development to accelerate skill development in all phases of swimming, running, and cycling.

-Apply metabolic training to improve endurance and race speed.

-Combine sport-specific skills, such as mounting and dismounting, with metabolic training to improve transition times between phases.

-Develop more efficient movement patterns for increased performance potential and reduced injury.

-Assess health and physical status to avoid overtraining.

Complete with sample programs for each triathlon distance, technique analysis, training- and race-specific fueling strategies, and tips for motivation, focus, and goal setting, Championship Triathlon Training will optimize your training and maximize your results.

Editorial Reviews


"In Championship Triathlon Training, George Dallam and Steven Jonas combine the latest research and cutting-edge programming to create the definitive training resource for serious triathletes."

Siri Lindley
Two-Time Triathlon World Champion
Winner of 13 World Cup Races
Coach of Olympic Medalists

"Championship Triathlon Training covers all of the important aspects of triathlon, including those that are often overlooked: strength, nutrition, speed, technique, and mental training. I highly recommend it."

Linda Cleveland, MS, CSCS
USA Triathlon Coach Development Manager

"By combining experience and science, George Dallam has produced the world's top-ranked male triathlete. With coauthor Steven Jonas, a regular triathlon columnist, George shares his knowledge in Championship Triathlon Training so that you can benefit from the sport's best."

Gale Bernhardt
Coach of World Championship and Olympic Triathletes

From the Publisher

"In Championship Triathlon Training, George Dallam and Steven Jonas combine the latest research and cutting-edge programming to create the definitive training resource for serious triathletes."

Siri Lindley
Two-Time Triathlon World Champion
Winner of 13 World Cup Races
Coach of Olympic Medalists

Product Details

  • File Size: 4510 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; 1 edition (May 20, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001GNC058
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Science and experience presented practically August 22, 2008
"Championship Triathlon Training" is an excellent book. It is very thorough, covering all the essential aspects of training and racing for high-level triathlon. It also contains some real nuggets on technique and training. The information on barefoot running and nasal breathing are particularly interesting and thought provoking. Recent physiological research is combined with lessons learned from working with elite athletes to provide extremely practical advice. The discussion of how to schedule intense workouts to provide adequate recovery is extremely valuable especially in conjunction with the discussion of combination training. Perhaps the most valuable component is on using performance testing to establish target workloads. I've competed in triathlon for 25 years and coached for the last several years. My copy of "Championship Triathlon Training" is already well thumbed and occupies a prominent spot on my reference shelf.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book December 16, 2008
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This presentation of information is very simple and understandable. I don't know if it is easier to understand because I've read several other triathlon books or because this one is superior. I've been doing triathlons 4 years, completing two iron distance triathlons, but I would still consider myself a beginner as I've always been self-coached and never achieved the results I've been looking for. I plan to follow the training schedule from this book from sprint straight through to ironman training programs, to prepare to compete in Silverman in November.

I find the nose-breathing technique interesting and may try it. Also, the running techique of focusing the stride on the ball of the foot is interesting. I don't think there is anything new under the sun as far as training for triathlons and some of the recommendations I will not follow to a "T", but it is an excellent addition to the training arsenal.

I haven't been effective at following previous training programs because I invariably trained for times above my skill level. With this added maturity, this book looks like a perfect fit to be more successful during races. I won't know until after November.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book November 11, 2011
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Excellent book. It was very helpful in preparing me for my first triathlon. Turns out I ended up competing against the author, George Dallam, in my age group. He beat me of course.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book May 5, 2013
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I think this is a Great book for triathletes at any level. The authors know their stuff. Definitely worth the purchase.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Champion Triathlon Training September 22, 2008
I don't agree with a lot of reviews I have seen about this book. I found the training concepts to be at a beginners level and the training plans to be inadequate for sucessful elite performance. Maybe a good book for a beginner, but not for an athlete looking to excell
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George Dallam is a professor in the department of exercise science, health promotion, and recreation at Colorado State University in Pueblo. A triathlete since 1981, Dr. Dallam initiated the USA Triathlon national teams program in 1996 and has served as coach, physiologist, and consultant to numerous elite U.S. triathletes since that time. Athletes coached by Dr. Dallam have included national elite and age-group champions, Olympians, Pan American Games medalists, world age-group champions, and the top-ranked male triathlete in the world in 2005-2006, Hunter Kemper. Dr. Dallam has been involved in numerous research studies and the publication of their results examining various aspects of triathlon as well as diabetes risk factor modification. He has authored numerous articles applying training principles to triathlon and is the coauthor, with Steven Jonas, of Championship Triathlon Training. He is regularly sought as a speaker and expert writer on exercise-related topics, having provided insights to publications such as Runner's World and the New York Times.


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