Core training in triathletes: medium level

If you are already capable of mastering the basic static exercises to train him, you are ready to advance to the next level, the dynamic exercises.

Briefly, remember the basic guidelines for performing these types of exercises:

  1. More is not better. Do not do more repetitions if you can not keep the execution technique correctly
  2. Start from Progressive form in the number of repetitions.
  3. Activates the transverse and the pelvic floor. To do this, perform a movement similar to when you can not comfortably close a trouser (active transverse) while simulating a containment and elevation of sphincters (activation of pelvic floor).
  4. Avoid that your clumbar urvature arches so that the tension does not fall in that area.

Next we show you the exercise proposal. The idea is to get to perform between 10 and 15 repetitions of each exercise and repeat the entire circuit 3 or 4 times:

Front plate with change of supports.

Front plate with change of supports

In the front iron position, alternate the position of your feet by opening and closing them. You can do it one by one (easier) or simultaneously with a small jump (more difficult).

Side plate with elevation and rotation.

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In the side plate position, with the free arm extended toward the ceiling, perform a hip lowering and elevation and then a forward rotation crossing the free arm below the chest.

Inverted iron with leg lift.

Core training level 3 Inverted with elevation

Place yourself in an inverted iron position with your hips raised and, alternatively, raise one leg fully extended up to your hip height.

Background + side plate.

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Make a flexion of arms and when the extension turns to one side to place you in position side plate supporting a hand. Make another flex with both arms and turn to the other side.

Inverted iron with two supports.

core level training5 Inverted two supports

In reverse plate position, support the sole of the feet with the knees bent in 90o and the hips elevated. Alternatively, extend and raise one leg at the same time you try to touch your foot with the opposite hand.

Superman pro.

core training level 6 Superman pro

Support your hands in the vertical of the shoulders and the tips of the feet keeping the legs together. Stretch the opposite leg and arm and hold the pose for about 5 seconds. Change sides.

It is a good idea to include it before or after any of your race or swimming workouts, this will be part of your training routine and you will not be lazy to get down to work with your core.

Photos: Nacho Jiménez Triathlon coach 

Laura García Cervantes

Dra. Science of Physical Activity and Sport

Technical Director Club Trikatlón Tres Cantos

Triathlon and Swimming Senior Trainer

Paratriathlon Specialist Trainer

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