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Weight Training for Triathlon: The Ultimate Guide Paperback – February 1, 2012
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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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Nutritional section should just be omitted and you should read Beyond Training by Ben Greenfield.
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. Modalities like acupuncture are cited. The author has a whole section on static stretches, core exercises, the exercise ball, overhead press and curls. Extensive pictures set forth the correct positioning for performing these exercises during the standard workout regimen.
Weight Training for Triathlon -The Ultimate Guide is a wonderful resource for trainers and athletes in a variety of sports. An important feature is that the body physiology is integrated into the workout regimen.
The presentation is highly organized and easy to understand. The cost is modest for athletes and trainers everywhere.
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