Strength Training for Triathletes Exercise: Dumbbell Incline Press

Strength Training for Triathletes offers a comprehensive strength training program for triathlon that will help triathletes build power, speed, and muscular endurance for faster racing over any race distance.

Muscle Focus: delts, pecs, triceps

Strength Training for Triathletes Exercise: Dumbbell Incline Press STT2If your bike is set up correctly, your hands will be positioned slightly in front of your shoulders while on top of the handlebars. This exercise builds upper-body stability by replicating the force that you must counter to hold your body in the correct position.

Holding a pair of dumbbells, sit back on an incline exercise bench. If you are using an adjustable bench, set the angle to be about 45 degrees. Position the dumbbells so they are next to your shoulders, palms facing forward, with your elbows pointed out to the sides (see start). Press both dumbbells into the air directly over your head until your arms are completely straight (see midpoint). It is important to keep the dumbbells over your head and not let them stray forward or backward—that wastes energy. Slowly lower thedumbbells back to your shoulders and repeat until your set is finished.

NOTE: You may want to use a spotter for this exercise.

Strength Training for Triathletes offers a comprehensive strength training program for triathlon that will help triathletes build power, speed, and muscular endurance for faster racing over any race distance.

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