THE 2009 FORD IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPION’S FIVE RULES FOR VICTORY
By Dean Stattmann
Rule 1: Practice Makes Perfect
“Be sure to have covered the distance of the course in each of the three disciplines at least twice before race day,” Alexander says. You don’t have to swim, bike, and then run immediately after one another, but get comfortable with covering the distance of the race in one day.
Rule 2: It’s Not All About Cardio
To strengthen his body for the grueling swim, ride, and run, Alexander regularly blasts his quads and hamstrings with incline leg presses before moving on to compounds lifts like squats and power cleans for a full-body workout.