Book Review: Strength Training for Triathletes

strength-training-for-triathletes-2nd-edition-3Book review: Strength Training for Triathletes by Patrick Hagerman, EdD

It’s off season now and many triathletes are wondering what’s next?  For me, my goal is to get a lot stronger and lose weight so that I can get faster! That is why I purchased Strength Training for Triathletes – The Complete Program to Build Triathlon Power, Speed and Muscular Endurance by Patrick Hagerman, EdD and boy, I’m glad I did!

The book is a handy guide to help you cut through the clutter and it’s specifically for triathletes!  Hagerman shows the reader how to get stronger in swimming, running and cycling. He also talks about the warm up and cool down, something I typically don’t do. (But, I’m going to try to start doing!)

Strength Training for Triathletes tells you exactly what you need to buy at home and you can actually follow along with the author.  He provides at least 75 examples of strength training exercises.

Strength Training for Triathletes is well-written and easy to follow. From the book, I have mapped out a few different exercises to incorporate into my three-day-a-week strength training regimen. So now, after running or cycling, I strength train between 30 – 45 minutes. And now, I’m starting to feel confident that I will get stronger going into the 2016 season. I’m excited about the possibilities and I know you can do it too!

Share with me your favorite strength exercise in the comment section below.