Weight Training: What if One is Time Constrained?

author : mikericci
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The optimal number of times you should weight train is dependant on the time of year, how close you are to your A race, and which training cycle you are in.

Question from timbarcz
Weight training seems to be the first thing that gets cut from triathlon training when time gets tight. I find that I'm much healthier when lifting. People typically do 2 weight session a week sometimes 1 or even none. Optimally, if time were of no consequence, what is the optimal amount of lifting sessions and/or time?"

Answer

As a coach and an athlete I find that weight training is the first to go when time gets short, so I have seen this dilemma often. I’ll address your question first and then give you some ideas to work some strength training into your program so that you can work some important muscle groups during the week.

 

The optimal number of times you should weight train is dependant on the time of year, how close you are to your A race, and which training cycle you are in. [.....]

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date: March 5, 2006

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