When training for a triathlon, you are not only testing your physical fitness but your physical and mental endurance. Triathlons consist of swimming, cycling, and running, meaning you will need to train in a variety of ways to achieve success in all areas. At Athleti.ca, we offer a range of fitness & body weight equipment to help you achieve these goals at home and/or the gym.
Below are three pieces of equipment to help you get through your training, but you can always check out the Lebert Fitness Collection.
If you do not have access to a pool in the gym you belong to, the rowing machine is your next best bet. They work your back, chest, and posterior deltoids similar to if you were swimming. The press away with your legs is like each kick in the water. It would help if you spent at least 15-20 minutes on this machine.
To train for the rough terrain of your triathlon, you want to use a treadmill with considerable elevations to simulate the various hills you may encounter. This will help your body get used to the shift in terrain as it happens naturally on the course.
A GPS Running WatchHaving a high-quality GPS running watch on your wrist can help you track your results and see the numbers on where you may need to improve. You will also be able to compare all of your data to see how you have improved over time to track your progress leading up to the event.