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Old 08-04-2008, 01:45 PM
EricT EricT is offline
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First of all you need advice from people who know about strength training for endurance performance, IF that is your goal.

However I'm not really getting a clear sense of your goals. If main priority is triath and yet you want to "just get stronger and bigger" then those goals will clash. There are lots of benefits to strength training for endurance athletes but it has to be the right kinds. Getting a bunch of hypertrophy will certainly not help endurance performance (look up mitochondrial dilution for starters) but training for elastic (explosive) power, strength endurance, and absolute strength and/or power can help a bunch. If only in injury prevention and improved motor unit coordination.

I'm also getting here that maybe you have some preconceptions and/or prejudices towards certain types of training. What is stupid for one person may be just what the doctor ordered for another. IF you know and stick to your goals. But they have to be defined. It could be that certain types of training that seem silly and a time-wasting are just the kind of things you could use. Who knows.

So what are your primary goals? Secondary goals?
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If you act sanctimonious I will just list out your logical fallacies until you get pissed off and spew blasphemous remarks.
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