Strength Training For Multi-Sport Athletes

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Today Coach Rob wraps up the series on strength training with guidance forMulti-Sport athletes. It has been a busy January and February is already here. We covered quite a bit so far. If you are a Triathlete or duathlete you will gain quite a bit by listening to the two shows on strength training for cyclists and runners.

Strength Training For Cyclists

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Coach Rob starts the week off with the second of 3 shows on specific strength training guidance for cyclists and it’s a big show! Get your notepad and pencil out.

With the combination of previous shows on periodization of strength training and today’s show on what workouts I give cyclists a cyclist could create their very own periodized strength training, plan!

Planning Your Strength Training

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This week Coach Rob covers the planning or the periodization of your strength training before he covers the specific weight training routines he prescribes to runners cyclists and multisport athletes.

In this show, Rob covers the phases of a Periodized Strength Training Program, How many reps and sets for each phase, Length of training phase, What each phase does for an athlete, Training Factors that can improve upon an athlete’s strengths and or weaknesses, How to determine how much you can and should lift, The importance of warming up and cooling down, and other strength training considerations. It’s an information packed show so get ready to take some notes.

Preparatory Training Phase

In the last article, I spoke a bit about the transition from the in-season to the off-season. This is known as transition phase or the rest and recovery phase. During that phase, we want to clear our heads and get some casual activities that keep us moving but away from our primary sport. So what comes after the end of … Read More

Suffering from Trainer Psychosis?

Well if you are reading this you are either suffering from the symptoms of trainer psychosis or very curious about the title of the article. Lets break down what I am calling Trainer Psychosis. Which is very similar to Treadmill Psychosis, which I will cover in the next article When I say trainer I am talking about that piece of … Read More

20 kilometers in 20 minutes part 2

We last left Mr. X at the beginning of his journey to carry out a tough off-season performance goal of riding his rollers 20 kilometers in 20 minutes. In our previous article we described the equipment and parameters of Mr. X’s goal. So what has Mr. X been doing since the last article? Well Mr. X has been living life, … Read More