Offseason Exercise Tips
Posted on Jan 02, 2015
This offseason, let us provide you with some tips on how to stay on top of your game, decrease risk of injury, and keep your workouts exciting!
1. Always build in time for recovery. Not every workout can be done as hard and as fast as possible. You can incorporate recovery as increased rest days, increased rest intervals in workouts, or active recovery sessions. It is still important to have fast workouts, but let the offseason be a time to decrease risk of injury.
2. If you have an injury, take an active role in fixing it. If in question, see a physical therapist, strengthen your weaknesses, and if needed, take time away from the sport to heal and rest!
3. Set season goals and use your offseason to work towards these goals! This may require you to choose a single sport, which is most oftentimes your weakness, and focus on that for four to six months at a time. For example, if swimming is your weakest sport, try swimming four to five times per week and decreasing your run and bike volume to one to two sessions per week. Tell our coaches at CPH what your goals are and let us help you achieve them!
4. Strength train for triathlon. Strength training is very important in the offseason for gaining power that will translate to the bike, improve postural muscles, decrease imbalances, and improve core strength and stability.
5. Continue to incorporate target workouts. You should devise a goal for each workout, while incorporating key workouts that improve a specific aspect of your development. These aspects could include your speed, strength, or endurance. Since you are in the offseason, limit these key workouts to between two and four sessions per week.
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