Any one incorporating strength training into IM training?
I have hit 47 and neglected this area of the body and paying
for it with too many soft tissue injuires
Time to reset he body and incorporate this if looking to continue
in the sport for next decade
Any one seen the real benefits from this and have links to exercises that can be done at home
and not at a gym and get same results?
I'm close to the same age as you and have also been dealing with a lot of soft tissue injuries recently. All along, I thought "with all of this biking and running, my legs and core are getting a great workout" but I was wrong. My PT was amazed at how weak some of my muscles were, especially my glutes (med and min).
To gain strength (and maintain rehab), I do a large majority of my workouts at home, and they usually only involve a floor mat and one of those rubber workout bands (I cannot recall the name). I do:
Bridges with feet on ground
Single leg bridges
Bridges with feet propped up on railing of bed
Squats (just using my own body weight)
Isometric wall squats (standing in place with back braced against wall)
Side walking with band around feet
Clam shells with band around knees (just above kneecap, end of lower leg)
Side leg raises with band around ankle
It's amazing how much strength these at home workouts have added. My PT could tell a huge difference when he retested me