I recently picked up triathlon as a cross training activity for badminton. I plan to train for sprint marathon or 5km running, 750 meters swimming and 20km cycling. I'm not fond of working out at home or the gym as I have no motivation and always stop after a while, so I thought triathlon would be a good cross activity to help me improve my physical abilities on court and keep a clear goal in mind which is to participate in a sprint triathlon twice a year. I also chose sprint triathlon as I do not want to provocate any injuries with running and 5km is enough already. On the other end swimming and cycling is rather soft on the articulation and body generally and I aim to mainly train in both discipline with just 2 running session a week of 30 minutes max, 3 swimming session and 3 cycling session. My main goal is to avoid injuries and benefit of this training for badminton. Also I don't think I should train for long endurance events (full triathlon or ironman) as it wouldn't be too beneficial for badminton. Who does triathlon paired with badminton here and what are your experiences on court after and before you trained for triathlon. Any noticable advantages on the physical side? Also did you get injured training for a triathlon? If so, in which discipline of the triathlon? Is it more beneficial to workout at home with badminton oriented exercises or training in the 3 sports of triathlon would do?