To gym or not to gym? With minimal time available in a training week should you gym or not?
My answer is it depends on the individual. I always keep gym in my schedule. After 2 major back surgeries and multiple injuries gym work keeps me less prone to injury and really helps with my back.
My routine varies but a favourite is this one, 5 chin ups 10 push ups and 10 x tyre flips. Repeat x 30. You can vary it to use assisted chin ups, push ups on knees and lighter tyres or go heavier and do more chins or push ups. Awesome overall body workout for triathlon and bloody hard.
I’ve set swim sessions with push ups, squats, dips, ins and outs and bike sessions with lunges, star jumps and push ups. So it can be included in a program if you like doing gym and need it to help with injury prevention.
But for many there simply isn’t time for gym and they can perform well plus not get injured.
Awesome long weekend sharing the roads with these classy athletes. Finished up with 3x ITT’s where everyone one showed exceptional determination to get through them after a huge 4 days of training. #trination#noosa
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Had an awesome experience performing with my band @shamansg again at #MITRA2K18 , organized by @sarveshfoa 🤘🏽
What an incredible stage - Zepp BIGBOX. I feel so blessed to get such amazing opportunities in Singapore.
Swipe left to hear a sneaky first attempt at singing in Tamil haha... let me know in the comments what you think 😉 Will share more videos soon!
Good luck to these 3 legends tomorrow at IM Busselton.
Dr Pete on the left doing his first IM. Busy Surgeon with 3 teenage sons his program has been about nailing consistent key sessions each week and if he missed a session due to work or family it wasn’t worried about. But despite his busy schedule he nailed about 95% of all sessions. Weekly average training hours about 15hrs but all specific and with a purpose for what suited him.
Superstar @stellaaa_foley lining up for IM number 5 which includes 2 x Kona races already. First time in Busso and last IM was Kona 2017. This year we worked a lot on short course and speed which resulted in a huge PB at the Gold Coast ITU World Champs in September. For Busso we laid the volume on top of the speed work so a reverse periodisation block. And after 3-4 years of consistent training around 18 hrs per week in an IM block we increased that to 20 plus hours for this prep. But she was ready and had the life situation that allowed that to happen. She’s in life time best shape
And finally Gary Merkel lining up for IM number 3. Plasterer, Dad, Husband and perennial jokester that certainly doesn’t take anything too seriously.
Like an ever ready battery and will go all day. Never seems to get tired and just loves to train with his mates. Loves training in the squad sessions so program was very much about keeping it fun and not getting too lost in the detail. Average around 16-17 hrs per week.
All different people, different goals, different abilities that required different specific programs. And that’s what I love about coaching.