This offseason I have really begun to focus on building up my strength, especially in my upper body. I have always had strong leg strength since I was a child but that doesn’t mean I neglected it. Strength training was something I always lacked at doing but have decided I need to be better about it. Last year leading up to CAC 70.3, I increased my strength training and noticed an improvement in all aspects of the race especially the swim. It made an impact and therefore I am making it a regular part of my routine. 2-3 days a week I will strength train after putting in more like 4-5 days a week during the offseason.
This is why everyone should remember to strength train. Whether that is doing abs and pushups on the regular or fitting in those 30-45 minutes 2-3 times a week. It will make a difference and you shouldn’t disregard it.