Is it possible?!?

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    Poitivient
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    I jumped back into weight training 6 days a week this October for the tri off season. I’m on a weight management tri plan as well. Is it possible to weight train 6 days a week and add a swim, bike, run workout everyday as well? I’m starting to feel some fatigue particularly in my runs. Has anyone else tried this and can share some experiences on this it would be great. I’m 42 and have no major injuries.

    #18502
    David Warden
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    P,

    This plan is possible, but with limitations. For example, a full-body strength training thrashing for 90 minutes every day is incompatible with running 3-4 times a week. A light 30-minute high repetition/low resistance can be done every day when running too.

    So, it all depends on the intensity and duration of the strength sessions and the intensity and duration of the swim, bike, and run.

    Personally, I would not write a 6-day-a-week strength training plan. Your return diminishes rapidly after 3 strength sessions per week. An ideal frequency would be strength and swim or cycle one day, and run the next with no strength training.

    Again, possible to go 6 strength days a week, but you just may have to scale it back or the aerobic portion back to accomodate.

    David

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    Poitivient
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    Thanks David!

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