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Title:
The well-built triathlete : turning potential into performance
Author:
Dixon, Matt (Exercise physiologist), author.
Publication Information:
Boulder, Colorado : VeloPress, [2014]
Physical Description:
xii, 356 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Elite triathlon coach Matt Dixon reveals the approach he has used to turn age-group triathletes into elite professionals. He debunks the myths that have permeated the sport of traithalon and spells outa better approach to swim-bike-run. He 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 program gives equal weight to training and workouts, recovery and rest, daily nutrition, and functional strength. He also considers the demands of career and family and the ways different personality types prefer to approach training.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781937715113
Format :
Book

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In The 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 Triathlete gives 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 Triathlete helps 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.


Author Notes

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, Dixon's purplepatch athletes have earned over 150 professional Ironman #65533; and Ironman 70.3 #65533; championships and podium finishes, 50 of which are wins. Dixon has helped over 100 athletes to qualify for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.

Dixon is a former professional triathlete and two-time Olympic trials finalist in swimming. He has a master's degree in clinical and exercise physiology and contributes regularly to Triathlete, LAVA, Outside, and USA Triathlon magazines. He has also written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Outside, Men's Fitness, and Men's Health.