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Weight Training for Triathlon is a book I am glad to have on my bookshelf. If you are a triathlete, I recommend you add it to yours. --About.com Swimming Expert, Mat Luebbers

About the Author

Ben Greenfield, Voted #1 Personal Trainer in the Nation in 2008, is a prominent expert voice in the burgeoning triathlon industry. Known as ''The Brain'' of triathlon, he holds a Master's degree in exercise science and biomechanics, an ISSN Sports Nutrition Certification, a Serotta Bike Fit Certification, and the highest attainable certification as a Strength & Conditioning Coach by the NSCA.

Each week his blog at BenGreenfieldFitness.com receives tens of thousands of unique visitors who download his weekly nutrition and training articles and audios. He is the voice and author for ''Get-Fit Guy'' the #1 fitness podcast in iTunes, owner of ''Endurance Planet'' an endurance sports media website and a regular contributor to triathlon publications such as LAVA magazine, Everymantri, OnTri, TriFuel, Xtri, and Firstoffthebike. Ben has competed in the Triathlon World Championships of Olympic, Half and Full Ironman distances, and is the #1 ranked triathlete for Triathlon Northwest.

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Product Details

  • Series: Ultimate Guide
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Price World Publishing (February 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932549722
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932549720
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #407,912 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Author of the New York Times Bestseller "Beyond Training", Ben Greenfield's balanced approach to fitness, nutrition and health comes from his extensive experience in the fitness and wellness industry as one of the country's leading personal trainers and wellness consultants. In 2008, Ben was nominated by the NSCA as America's top personal trainer, and in 2013 and 2014, Ben was voted as one of the top 100 most influential individuals in health and fitness.

A frequent contributor to health and wellness publications and a highly sought after speaker, Ben's understanding of functional exercise, nutrition, and the delicate balance between performance and health has helped thousands of people around the world achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.

Ben's goal in life is to make healthy living inspiring, entertaining and educational, and his "rebel yell" goes like this:

"I love getting fit, feeling good about the way my body looks, and fulfilling my deep-seeded drive to live life to the fullest by achieving difficult feats of physical performance. But I was fed up with feeling like crap from all the extreme exercising, strange foods, feeling of constant stress and soreness, and worry about the toll my hectic lifestyle was taking on my body. So I have found a way of training, eating and living that is perfectly healthy and natural, but still allows me to look, feel and perform at my peak capabilities."

He is currently the founder and owner of Greenfield Fitness Systems, a company that develops innovative and cutting-edge fitness and nutrition services and solutions to help people reach their physical and mental performance goals, whether that be to defy aging and achieve longevity, cross the finish line of an Ironman triathlon, or simply shed a few pounds.

Ben coaches and trains individuals for general health, longevity, weight loss, lean muscle gain, holistic wellness, and sports performance, both from his physical location in Spokane, Washington and Coeur D' Alene, Idaho as well as all over the world via online training and consulting.

Ben's credentials include:

-Bachelor's and master's degrees from University of Idaho in sports science and exercise physiology

-Personal training and strength and conditioning certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

-Sports nutrition certification from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN)

-Advanced bicycle fitting certification from Serotta, the "Harvard" of bicycle fitting schools

-Over 11 years experience in coaching professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes from all sports

Ben hosts the highly popular fitness, nutrition and wellness website BenGreenfieldFitness, a site with over a quarter million monthly visitors which features blogs, podcasts, and product reviews from Ben. He is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post, Triathlete magazine and LAVA magazine, Endurance Planet, the outdoor sports magazine OutThere Monthly and has been featured in WebMD, the Spokesman-Review, Inlander magazine, In-Health magazine, Fit-Pro magazine, PTontheNet, Prevention magazine, Shape magazine, Men's Health magazine, Women's Running magazine, Inside Triathlon magazine, NBC, Fox, Entheos Academy, CreativeLIVE, Udemy, Veria Live TV and CBS Sports.

As a public speaker on fitness, nutrition, and training, Ben hosts several top ranked fitness and health podcasts in iTunes, including the Get-Fit Guy, the BenGreenfieldFitness show and the Obstacle Dominator. Ben speaks around the world and in addition to presenting multi-day conferences in global hotspots such as Dubai, London, and Thailand, he has been a keynote lecturer at the Hawaii Ironman World Championships Medical Conference, the Coeur D' Alene Ironman Medical Conference, USAT Art & Science of Coaching Symposium, Can-Fit-Pro Conference, Pilgrim's Wellness Center Education Series, Fleet Feet Sports Endurance Sports Clinic, Concordia University, REI Nutrition Clinics, PaleoFX and the Ancestral Health Symposium.

In college, Ben competed in tennis, water polo, and volleyball, and now competes as a top ranked triathlete and Spartan athlete and a multiple Ironman Hawaii finisher. Ben resides in Spokane, Washington with his wife, Jessa, and twin boys, River and Terran.

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Weight Training for Triathlon - The Ultimate Guide by Ben Greenfield is an important contribution to physical training. The book covers muscle mass issues, injuries, nutrition, ointments, supplements and stretches in considerable detail with illustrative pictures throughout. There is an extensive foreword by Dr.David Minkoff MD. The foreword covers the many benefits of an exercise regimen, good nutrition and supplements for everyone.

Ben Greenfield indicates that muscle mass must be manageable while providing strength and power, particularly for activities such as cycling. Classic injuries to areas such as the back, neck, shoulder, knees, hamstrings and ankles are explained with the applicable preventive strategies.

The whole area of plyometrics is covered. In plyometric movements, muscles are loaded and then contracted in rapid sequence. The strength, elasticity and innervation of muscles and surrounding tissues are employed to jump higher, throw farther or hit harder depending upon the training goal.

Plyometrics is used to increase the speed or force of muscular contractions, providing explosiveness for a variety of activities. The benefits include injury prevention, power development and improved running performance. With plyometrics, athletes can run at the same speed while consuming less oxygen.

The whole area of nutrition is integrated into the workout for athletes. Sample foods include whey protein, yams, dried nuts and quinoa. Supplements include Vitamin C, glucosamine chondroitin for cartilage repair, Omega 3, Vitamin D, Coenzyme Q 10, probiotics and fresh fruits like berries.

Information on ointments and body rubs is included. i.e. arnica rubs, Tiger Balm, magnesium clay (magnesium oil) and others.
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I bought this book because I was looking for workout plans that allowed me to build strength while maintaing my run time. This book is very detailed and contains activity specific, workout routines. I also enjoy the workouts since I am not looking to spend hours in the gym because I would rather focus on swimming, biking, and running. Although short, the workouts are thorough and focused on building muscle specifically for triathlon events. Highly recommend.
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Good outline and basic advise for getting started on a periodic training.

Nutritional section should just be omitted and you should read Beyond Training by Ben Greenfield.
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