Episode 187

A triathlete's guide to Strength and Conditioning: Part 2

We continue the interview with Matt Croyle and James Langford, two Strength and Conditioning coaches with British Triathlon. They answer listener questions, including how to find the time to do some S and C and how to fit it in to your week.

You'll hear:

In part 2 of the interview, I start by asking Matt what exercises people can do to help them get stronger for the bike…

00:00 Exercises that people can do to help them with their biking.

02:00 What about exercises that people can do to help with the running? Lower body exercises will be useful to help your body tolerate high forces. Focus on the foot and ankle too.

08:00 What about core work? Matt talks about the trunk, any of the muscles that are helping to support the spine. So anything that helps to keep you standing up straight. ‘You should be looking to overload the trunk’ Matt mentions how working on your back can help reduce back pain on the bike.

13:00 Do yoga and pilates help?

14:00 Nia: How do you ensure some strength and conditioning when time is tight?

16:00 John’s Question: Any tips for motivation when it comes to S and C

18:00 David asks about ‘leg day’ and how you factor it in and what it might look like. James says that building up gradually and then being consistent is really important when it comes to S and C.

22:00 Do triathletes need to be flexible?

25:00 Glutes – How can you get your glutes firing?

27:00 Matt and James explain there are different ways to go about Strength and Conditioning. Doing something is better than nothing.

Find out more about this week's guest:

Matt Croyle Instagram

James Langford Instagram

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