Beginner Video Series, Part 6: Strength Training

January 2, 2000

Mike Ricci



An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Yes, that is a cliché, but in this sport, your body’s happiness is important. Managing your training with intention and purpose will help you prevent costly injury as you add intensity or volume to your training.

We realize that just getting your schedule into a swim-bike-run groove is challenging enough, and adding a strength routine might sound like a luxury, but trust us, it’s worth it! You NEED to include a strength program to stave off injury and it’s part of the equation to getting faster.

If adding a separate strength workout into your schedule doesn’t quite fit, consider adding 10-15 minutes of strength work to each of your swim, bike and run sets.

In this video, Coach Martina shares helpful strength exercises to keep you healthy and moving in the right direction.

Discover why strength = speed.  Watch the video above.

Coach Mike Ricci is the Founder and Head Coach for D3 Multisport.  His coaching style is ‘process-focused’ vs. ‘results-focused.’ When working with an athlete, their understanding of how and why they are improving is always going to take precedence over any race result. Yes, there is an end goal, but in over 2 decades of coaching, experience has shown him that if you do the right work, and for the right reasons, the results will follow.

Coach Mike is a USAT Level III Elite Certified Coach, Ironman University Certified Coach, and Training Peaks Level II Certified Coach. He was honored as the USAT Coach of the Year.

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