It has been said that �experience is knowledge acquired too late.� As a coach you want to do all you can to speed up your athletes� learning of tactical skills rather than wait for them to learn by experience.
Tapering and Peaking for Optimal Performance
Bob Bowman, most recently known for his successful coaching of Michael Phelps in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, offers advice on the planning phase of tapering for elite swimmers.
Heart Rate Training
One of the most valuable long-term pieces of information you can gather is resting heart rate.
Why would anyone expect the symptom of thirst to be present in collapsed runners? Thirst is such a powerful urge that any thirsty marathon runner suffering from dehydration during a race will simply stop at the next refreshment station and drink until her thirst is slaked. Simple.
Recovery for Performance in Sport
In many sporting activities, because of how competitions are designed, athletes are forced to reproduce performances within a short time frame.
Developing Speed eBook
While track sprinting is a closed skill, athletes in field and court sports require reactive agility.
Conditioning to the Core
Position the hands on a moderately unstable apparatus. The hands are directly under the shoulders with the arms perpendicular to the floor.
Periodization Training for Sports-3rd Edition
Progressive overload is the favorite modality for eliciting morpho-functional adaptations through a progressive increase of muscular, metabolic, or neural stress over time. There are many ways to rationally progress the load and thereby elicit the desired adaptations, such as higher levels of hypertrophy, muscular endurance, maximum strength, or power.
Soccer Speed eBook
The drills described in this section provide coaches with the seeds to develop appropriate practices for their players and, where necessary, to raise the challenges to even higher levels.
Triathlon is a complex and time-consuming sport to train and prepare for. Triathletes need a keen sense and understanding of their physical and technical capacities to position themselves correctly in races to optimise their performances
Endurance athletes often believe the more they train, the better the results. But according to the NSCA’s Ben Reuter, recovery time is just as important when developing an effective endurance training program.