CONSIDERED TO BE A FAST-GROWING SPORT, HERE ARE SOME REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GET INTO THE TRI-WAGON AS WELL!
YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT!
The first thing you’ll probably notice as a Triathlete-in-training is that your clothes will become too big. That’s because training for such a three-sport event will make you as fit and healthy as you have ever been in your life. When you engage in a well-balanced program of swimming, cycling and running—known as cross-training- you will burn an enormous amount of fat from every area of your body. Better yet, the weight will come off as a natural consequence of your passion-driven quest to complete a triathlon, rather than from a guilt-induced diet, a boring exercise plan or a bizarre fitness implement.
YOU WILL LOOK AND FEEL YEARS YOUNGER
Training for a Triathlon will reconnect you with your body and make you feel like you haven’t felt in years: young, energetic and powerful. And you’ll not only feel years younger but youll look better than ever, too. Triathletes are legendary for having some of the best physiques in the fitness world. That is because cross-training shapes the body in complementary ways: running develops long, lean muscles; cycling builds strength and tones your lower body; and swimming increases your flexibility and sculpts your upper body.
YOU WILL INJURY-PROOF YOUR BODY
When you stick with one sport like running, for example, you continually stress the same parts of your body- and that can result in overuse injuries such as shin splints, stress fractures, knee problems and tendinitis. Training for a triathlon, however, incorporates three very different sports. These cross-training, as it is called, isn’t as hard on the body, because it distributes the stress more evenly to your bones and muscles and develops more balanced fitness. That means less pain, fewer injuries, and a stronger body.
YOU WILL IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH
According to the American College Sports Medicine, regular exercise can lower your blood pressure, prevent diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers, and reduce your risk of osteoporosis and depression-just to name a few. By preventing disease and fortifying your body, regular exercise can help you live a longer, more productive life. Training for something as complete as triathlon lays a foundation of fitness that will ensure that your later years are more pain-free and fun filled-so you’ll not only add years to your life but you’ll also add life to your years.
YOU WILL BECOME THE BEST YOU THAT YOU CAN BE
Are you tired of others telling you (or implying!) that you shouldn’t, you can’t or you won’t? Daily life rarely, if ever, provides us with the opportunity to be truly courageous, to show the world that we’re really made of — and to be recognized for our own greatness. Completing a triathlon will provide you, and those around you, with physical proof that you are capable of more than anyone realizes. In this quest, pushing past what you thought was possible might be your barometer of success. For others, it might be setting a personal record. Regardless of your goals, you will glimpse your true potential by completing a triathlon.