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Newly Updated Strength Training for Triathletes Book

strength training bookStrength Training for Triathletes is the best-selling strength training program for triathlon. Newly updated with full-color photographs of every exercise, sample training plans, and helpful indexes, the new edition of Strength Training for Triathletes offers a comprehensive strength training program that will help triathletes build power, speed, and muscular endurance for faster racing over any event distance. The book will be available in early January in bookstores, triathlon shops, and online. Preview the book at www.velopress.com.

In Strength Training for Triathletes, certified USA Triathlon coach and NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year Patrick Hagerman, EdD, reveals a focused, triathlon-specific strength training program that will enable triathletes to push harder during training and on the racecourse when the effort is hardest. Triathletes who master this progressive strength training program will also become more resistant to injury, meaning fewer missed workouts.

Strength Training for Triathletes features 75 of the most effective strength training exercises for triathlon swimming, cycling, and running plus core strength and general conditioning. Full-color photographs illustrate each simple exercise, and exercises are grouped so athletes can focus on their own individual performance limiters. Hagerman simplifies the science underlying strength training, offering easy-to-follow guidelines on resistance and reps that will make triathletes stronger through every phase of the season.

New in this second edition are sample strength training programs for the most popular triathlon race distances and for each of triathlon's three sports, full-color photographs showing detailed body positions for each exercise, several new exercises, new indexes that specify body-weight exercises and weighted exercises, an exercise log template to track your goal weights, and a new index to improve usability.


Strength training often separates the top performers in triathlon from the middle of the pack. Even small improvements in muscle strength can add up to big race results. Strength Training for Triathletes makes it simple for triathletes of all levels to get stronger and race faster.

Table of Contents:

Part I: Strength Training Program Components
1 Strength Training versus Endurance Training
2 By the Numbers: Reps, Sets, Weight, and Rest
3 Progression Systems: How to Keep Moving Forward

Part I I: Program Preparation
4 Strength Training Tools and Equipment
5 Warm-Up, Cool-down, and Flexibility
6 Choosing Your Exercises and Order
7 Sample Training Programs

Part I I I: Exercises
8 Exercises for Core Conditioning
9 Upper-body Exercises for Swimming
10 Lower-body Exercises for Swimming
11 Upper-body Exercises for Cycling
12 Lower-body Exercises for Cycling
13 Upper-body Exercises for Running
14 Lower-body Exercises for Running

Strength Training for Triathletes, 2nd Ed.
The Complete Program to Build Triathlon Power, Speed, and Muscular Endurance
by Patrick Hagerman, Ed.D.
Paperback. Full-color interior with 174 photographs.
7" x 9", 232 pp., $21.95, 9781937715311

About Patrick Hageman
Dr. Patrick Hagerman, EdD, FNSCA, CSCS, NSCACPT, has established himself as an authority on the topic of strength training through his experience as a professor of exercise and sports science, a coach, and a personal trainer. Starting as a collegiate strength and conditioning coach, Hagerman went on to coach for USA Weightlifting and USA Triathlon and to serve on the USA Triathlon Coaching Commission. Hagerman is a fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), a past member of its board of directors, and a recipient of the 2002 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year award. Hagerman has written six other books on fitness and strength training, contributed to numerous textbooks, and published more than 30 articles on strength and conditioning. For over 25 years he has competed in triathlon, cycling, windsurfing, and adventure racing.