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Training for Ironman

Top Methods to Master the Ultimate Triathlon with De Bruin Train


Are you striving to conquer the Ironman 70.3 triathlon? As a gruelling challenge that requires unwavering determination and a unique blend of physical and mental strength, training for Ironman or 70.3’s is no easy feat. Fear not, as De Bruin Train is here to help you navigate the popular ways to train for the ultimate endurance test. With the perfect balance of expert guidance and personalised support, De Bruin Train will transform your Ironman dreams into a reality.


Build a Solid Base: The Foundation of Success

Training for Ironman begins with creating a strong base of aerobic work in swimming, cycling, and running. Our expert coach Gerhard, DBT’s head coach at De Bruin Train will guide you in developing a progressive yet balanced, yet structured programme that focuses on increasing all elements of endurance, strength, and technique, to ensure that you lay a solid foundation for the arduous journey ahead.


Master Your Nutrition: Fuel for the Long Haul

With an Ironman triathlon, your body will be put to the test. Proper nutrition is paramount, and our experienced nutritional guidelines at De Bruin Train will create bespoke meal plans and provide practical advice on race day nutrition strategies, ensuring that you maintain optimal energy levels throughout the gruelling event. Along with some great offers from Nutritional companies, we will make sure you dial in the fourth discipline - Nutrition!


Strength and Conditioning: The Ironman's Arsenal

De Bruin Train's comprehensive strength and conditioning programme will help you improve your muscular balance, power, and efficiency. By focusing on specific functional movements and core stability, our team at DBT will equip you with the physical prowess needed to excel in each discipline, reducing your risk of injury and boosting your overall performance.


Mental Fortitude: The Mindset of a Champion

The Ironman demands not just physical strength, but mental resilience. Our team within DBT will support you along the journey and with Gerhard’s sports psychology background from the University of Pretoria, he will work closely with you to cultivate a positive mindset, develop coping strategies for challenging moments, and build the mental toughness required to push through the most demanding segments of the race.


Train with a Community: Share the Journey

At De Bruin Train, we believe that camaraderie and support are crucial to success. Our group training sessions and camps offer a welcoming environment, where you can connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion and drive. Together, you'll tackle challenges, share tips, and encourage one another as you journey towards the Ironman finish line.


Training for Ironman can be a daunting task, but with De Bruin Train's comprehensive and holistic personalised approach, you'll be well-prepared to take on the ultimate triathlon challenge. By mastering the physical, nutritional, and mental aspects of the Ironman journey, you'll not only build the skills needed to compete but also transform your life in the process. Take the first step towards your Ironman dreams and join the De Bruin Train family today!

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