Apr 12, 12 22:17
Post #6 of 7
I'm trying to figure out why this is still pushed for endurance athletes. When doing squats your only doing 10-30 reps, so I couldn't see this benefitting anything other than building muscle mass. I don't quite see how this "muscle mass" could transfer into better performance for a purely aerobic exercise? If anything I would think it would slow you down.
You are right. It does not give you any gain to add bulky powerful muscle mass.
Just look at the Brownlees, and it's pretty clear that you don't need (or want) extra bulky muscles for peak performance in triathlon. Even if they are powerful ones.