Date: September 8
Price: $70 (50% proceeds go to KEEN non-profit)
Location: San Francisco CrossFit, SF, CA
Strength and Conditioning for Triathletes
Spend a half-day (4 hours) with Coach Nate Helming at San Francisco CrossFit in San Francisco, CA, learning how to apply strength & conditioning to race faster and reduce injury. The course is appropriate for athletes, coaches, and trainers of all levels looking to learn how to integrate functional movement, skill development, and its application to better swimming, cycling, and running. No previous experience in the weight room is necessary. However, attendees should have experience competing in triathlon or individually in swimming, cycling, and running events. Everyone should expect to move a lot and to try some new things.
Attendees should be prepared for an initial lecture covering the framework and philosophy followed by practical sessions with short discussions in between. Topics will include: what it means to be strong as a triathlete; the concept of mechanical efficiency and locomotion; and programming guidelines. In the practical sessions, attendees will learn functional movement and progressions for squats, single leg pistol squats, pushups, pullups, and jump rope, and how, through skill development and transfer, these movements connect to and improve our swimming, cycling, and running mechanics. Finally, attendees will learn some running-related drills that drive home just exactly why triathletes should strength train, and exactly how a program can bridge your current abilities with your future goals.
KEEN is a national, nonprofit volunteer-led organization that provides one-to-one recreational opportunities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities at no cost to their families and caregivers. KEEN's mission is to foster the self-esteem, confidence, skills and talents of its athletes through non-competitive activities, allowing young people facing even the most significant challenges to meet their individual goals.
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