Traditionally the focus of triathlon is on volume, intensity and training periodization which consists typically of doing particular workouts during the months, weeks and days leading up to a race. But what if triathletes could improve performance without logging extra distance on the road or in the water? Well that is the very promise made by Triathletes in Motion. In this book, Marc Evans makes the case that every triathlon training regimen should start with the physical assessments of movement in order to detect limitations to mobility, flexibility, strength and stability. These limiters cannot be corrected by traditional technique instruction alone and the author presents specific exercises and tests that address each one. The results are greater efficiency, fewer injuries and faster performances.
Marc Evans has been inspiring excellence in endurance athletes and their coaches since becoming triathlon's first professional coach in 1981. A two-time head coach for USA Triathlon, Marc led the 12-member team at the first World Championships which won the gold medal. As the director of endurance sports for the Ironman Sports and Endurance Center he directed the endurance sport training camp for triathletes and lectured on swimming, cycling and running biomechanics and training periodization. Jane Cappaert is a leading expert in the field of biomechanics. She spent nine years studying and improving the technique of swimmers and triathletes while working at USA Swimming. From 1997 to 2000, Cappaert designed, developed, tested, and patented Speedo International's first full-body FastSkin swimsuit. During its debut at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, swimmers wearing FastSkin suits won 83 percent of Olympic medals.
Chapter 1. The Foundations of Triathlon Performance; Chapter 2. Principles of Triathlon Training; Chapter 3. Assessing Posture; Chapter 4. Assessing Movement; Chapter 5. Assessing and Strengthening the Core; Chapter 6. Analyzing and Improving Swimming Technique; Chapter 7. Analyzing and Improving Cycling Technique; Chapter 8. Analyzing and Improving Running Technique.