I’ve finally found a piece of strength training equipment that is worth endorsing.
I was corresponding with several personal trainers in my area who work with triathletes to find out what the best approach is to improve overall energy and overall a better triathlon. All of them told me that they target the core muscles.
For swimming, this is especially important.
But I was most impressed by the TRX Suspension Trainer. I met Steve Katai, who works for the company and also co-Authored “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Triathlon Training”. He showed me a few of the exercises and I tried out the TRX myself. Using bodyweight to work all kinds of muscles most of us could never get to in a gym seemed ideal to me!
Then I went back and looked at the website for this product, fitnessanywhere.com. Quite an impressive list of clientel, including pro triathletes like Jessi Stensland, all raving about the TRX.
Now the answer to the common question I get all the time about strength training for swimming and triathlon is much easier to answer. I always felt uncomfortable telling triathletes- who are already training swim, bike, and run- to squeeze in at least two weight workouts every week.
With the TRX, you don’t need a gym, and you will accomplish a lot more in terms of a faster swim and a faster triathlon.
The TRX eliminates the “not enough time” excuse when it comes to triathletes and strength training!