As we enter the off season, make sure you have a plan in place that will make you a stronger triathlete next season. Start with these three tips, 1)Recover, 2)Try something new, and 3)Build up your weaknesses.
Recover. Give yourself permission to take a mental and physical break. Don't stress over missed workouts, mend relationships that have suffered the wrath of your schedule, and let all those minor aches subside. Take 3-4 weeks but stay active.
Try something new. The objective is to maintain a base level of fitness and endurance while trying something new, ie. tennis, group exercise, pilates, or yoga. As an added bonus, add some strength training to the mix to build a a body that will be stronger and more resistant to injury. Focus on multi-movement/joint/muscle movements that build triathlon specific strength.
Basic Strength Routine. 2-3 sets of 15-20 repetitions of each exercise.
Squat or Leg press
Lat pull down
Chest press or Push up