The Well-built Triathlete: Turning Potential Into Performance by Matt DixonThe Well-built Triathlete: Turning Potential Into Performance by Matt Dixon

The Well-built Triathlete: Turning Potential Into Performance

byMatt DixonForeword byMeredith Kessler

Paperback | May 29, 2014

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InThe Well-Built Triathlete, elite triathlon coach Matt Dixon reveals the approach he has used to turn age-group triathletes into elite professionals.

Instead of focusing narrowly on training and workouts, Dixon reveals a more comprehensive approach that considers the whole athlete. Dixon details the four pillars of performance that form the foundation of his highly successful purplepatch fitness program, showing triathletes of all abilities how they can become well-built triathletes and perform better year after year.The Well-Built Triathletegives equal weight to training and workouts, recovery and rest, daily nutrition, and functional strength. Dixon considers the demands of career and family and the ways different personality types prefer to approach training.

The Well-Built Triathletehelps triathletes apply Dixon's approach to their season and training plan. Chapters on swimming, cycling, and running explain the most effective ways to train for each. A purplepatch section shows how triathletes can peak their fitness for long streaks of high performance.

Dixon's holistic, whole-body approach to triathlon will help triathletes become greater than the sum of their workouts. By becoming better all-around athletes, well-built triathletes will train and race faster than ever.

Matt Dixon is an exercise physiologist and an elite triathlon coach. He is founder and president of purplepatch fitness, a fitness and coaching company that caters to triathletes and endurance enthusiasts of all levels, from world champions to beginners.In just five years, DixonÃÆ ¢ â¬Å¡ ¬ â¬Å¾ ¢s purplepatch athletes have earned over ...
Title:The Well-built Triathlete: Turning Potential Into PerformanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.25 × 7.38 × 1 inPublished:May 29, 2014Publisher:VeloPressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1937715116

ISBN - 13:9781937715113

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Table of Contents


Foreword by Meredith Kessler

1 Building a Foundation for Athletic Performance

Part I: Pillars of Performance
2 Stress & Endurance Training
3 Recovery
4 Nutrition
5 Functional Strength

Part II: Endurance Training
6 Swimming in Triathlon
7 Cycling in Triathlon
8 Running in Triathlon

Part III: Turning Potential into Performance
9 Mapping Your Path to Performance
10 Setting Up Your Plan for Training
11 Racing
12 What Experience Tells Me

Appendix A: Answers to Four Pillars Self-Assessment
Appendix B: Functional Strength Exercises
Appendix C: Training Templates
About the Author