Many of us enter the New Year with the intention of doing more strength training. We know it will improve our overall triathlon performance, especially running off the bike.
But when should we squeeze it into our busy schedules?
This excellent video by Jason Fitzgerald spells it out. Whether you’re new to lifting or are a veteran gym rat, Fitzgerald explains how and when to integrate strength training into your program. Choose either his “sandwiching” method or traditional lifting, based on your ability.
He recommends lifting just 2x per week, on the same days – and after – your toughest workouts. In other words, make the hard days even harder. This preserves your easy days to ensure adequate recovery. Learn more about this method here. After a couple weeks of dedicated bodywork, you’ll notice more fluency of movement, better coordination and overall improvement in strength.