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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: 6.9 x 0.7 x 9.9 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: #457,962 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Dr. Joseph S. Maresca HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 30, 2012
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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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