Constant swimming, cycling and running can lead to muscle weaknesses and imbalances.  Fortunately these can be corrected by lifting weights.

Properly executed, strength training will improve your sport-specific mechanics, race day performance, and resistance to injury.

In this article, Better Triathlete presents 7 specific guidelines for implementing a safe and productive strength training program.

They also recommend 3 weight training exercises that are particularly effective for triathletes and will jumpstart your progress in the coming off-season

You can get the full scoop on strength training for faster triathlon here