The aim of this questionnaire is to identify triathletes perception of strength training and whether they feel this method of training would have a positive or negative effect on their performance
 
No contact details are required for the completion of this questionnaire, therefore all information submitted will be completely anonymous.

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* 1. Name of your Triathlon Club?

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* 4. What is your gender?

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* 5. Age?

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* 6. In a typical week, how many hours would you train?

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* 7. The majority of your training is completed

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* 8. Before completing in triathlons, you trained as a

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* 9. For the questions below, circle the response that best characterises how you feel about the statement

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Neither Agree Nor Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
I feel strength training will make me bulky which in turn will slow me down
I feel strength training will make me less flexible
I think strength training would decrease my risk of injury
I would undertake a strength training program if I had the time
I don’t think strength training is an important element in a triathletes training
The ethos of my club supports strength training
Strength training is more relevant for explosive sports such as sprinting & rugby
If I had an extra hour to train it would be better spent undertaking a pool or road session rather than a strength training
I feel doing high reps of a light weight is more beneficial for triathletes when compared to doing low reps of a heavy weight

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* 10. How many hours per week do you feel you would need to give to a strength training program to make it beneficial towards your performance?

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* 11. Please provide any positive and/or two negative thoughts that come to mind when you think of strength training for triathletes

Note: By submitting the questionnaire below, you are consenting to the information provided being used in the research study titled: The effects of maximal strength training on performance in triathletes.

I would like to thank you for taking the time to complete the questionnaire and I wish you all the best with the coming season.

Mark Flynn
Postgraduate Researcher

E-Mail: mark.flynn@postgrad.wit.ie
Linkedin: linkedin.com/mark-flynn
Twitter: @mjflynn8


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