Keith Shireman is a certified athletic trainer and a triathlete.
Injury prevention knowledge along with knowing firsthand the struggles athletes face is a valuable combination.
Derailed But Not Off Track
Keith has his eyes on eventually completing an IronMan in 2018.
Athletic trainers are not immune to injuries even with their vast knowledge on the topic.
A back injury derailed his first attempt at an IronMan.
This setback forced Keith to focus on his own weak areas and work on strengthening them.
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Focus On Weak Areas For a Stronger Whole
Research on injury prevention is always evolving.
What doesn’t change is that cross training is beneficial.
Keith is no doubt a better runner due to the affect swimming and biking have had on his cardiovascular system as well as to keep his body balanced.
Weak areas can also include:
- Mental Strength
Most imbalances become glaringly apparent late in races when fatigue sets in.
Consistent strength training can prevent form from breaking down leading to fewer injuries.
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