Should you incorporate strength training into your triathlon training? Yes. Not only will you see an increase in economy but you will see a reduction in your injuries. Is CrossFit an adequate program to use for strength training? Repeat after me, N-O.
There is no doubt that CrossFit workouts are both fun and challenging, it's just not the best choice for an endurance athlete who is training for a triathlon. The injuries, overzealous training, performance plateaus, and lack of calculated plan are all reasons why CrossFit might actually hurt your ability to excel in the sport, not help. Want to learn more about why CrossFit is not the best choice for endurance athletes? Read the entire article that originally appeared on Active.com here.
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