IN­CREASE YOUR LOWER BODY STRENGTH

220 Triathlon Magazine - - 2019 STRENGTH PLAN -

1 SQUAT

For lower body strength ex­er­cises, you can use body weight with ad­di­tional weights or a TRX Sus­pen­sion Sys­tem(£99, but there are cheaper al­ter­na­tives). Aim to de­scend to a depth just be­low par­al­lel where the crease of the hip is lower than the knee. If you’re strug­gling, the TRX will achieve this with sup­port from your arms. Ex­am­ple set 3 x 15-20 reps with 60secs re­cov­ery. De­scend slowly with your weight dis­trib­uted over your mid­foot to heel. Pause at the bot­tom and as­cend by push­ing your heels into the ground and rise in one move­ment.

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