Posts in Strength Training


An “Anybody” Workout for a New Year and New “You”

It’s officially the new year and many of us will be embarking on a mission of self evolution in the form of “resolutions”. I wanted to put together a workout for those who haven’t been to the gym or worked out in a while.  This particular workout is designed to give you some direction and get you moving again. It will serve to prepare you for more work in the coming weeks and months. According to the University College of London it takes 66 days (on average) to create a new behavioral pattern–this workout will carry you through the first 2-3 weeks of that stretch. Read More

Year-Round Strength Training for Triathletes, Part 2: Muscular Endurance Phase

Part two of my four-part series about year-round strength training for triathletes just published on TrainingPeaks.

In part one, we presented the goals, “rules”, and a series of exercises for the first phase of the yearly program: the 3-5 week Stabilization Phase.

In part two, we discuss the objectives of the Muscular Endurance (ME) phase that follows and should last about 3-6 weeks. As in part one, I provide a sample workout along with instruction videos.

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Introduction to Off-Season Strength Training, Part 1

Off Season Training

It’s impossible to standardize strength training for any group of individuals.  There are simply too many acute variables to take into consideration. Each of us have our own unique set of circumstances which are as varied as the human landscape.  However, there are movement patterns and strategies we can employ which will move us into a safe and effective evidence based strength training program for the off-season. Read More

5 Reasons You Can’t Afford NOT to Strength Train

There are may be various reasons that strength training isn’t currently a high priority within your fitness program. Maybe you don’t think you have enough time. Maybe you don’t enjoy it. Maybe you don’t know how to get started.

Whatever it is, here are some more reasons–reasons you can’t afford NOT to strength train. Read More