The key to developing a truly functional training program is not to go too far in any particular direction.
Tapering and Peaking for Optimal Performance
Although the complexities of a group taper can be daunting, the basic structure of a segment of relative rest
following the regular season followed by a time of serious training culminating in a taper is a reasonable strategy for team coaches to adopt.
Marathon runners were not alone in this belief. Cyclists in the race that was considered the ultimate physical challenge�the Tour de France�were advised similarly: �Avoid drinking when racing, especially in hot weather. Drink as little as possible, and with the liquid not too cold. It is only a question of will power.
Triathlon Science eBook
Through extensive work with numerous triathletes over several years, a constellation of traits that defines the champion�s mentality has developed.
Caffeine for Sports Performance
In the late 1990s, our excitable colleague, Dr. Dave Martin, returned from a professional cycling race with an improbable story.
Conditioning to the Core
Select a medicine ball light enough to be thrown hard but heavy enough to provide resistance.
These exercises are the key skills and techniques that you will build your programs around, as you will see later in the book.
Some teams base their strategy on the idea of playing at a speed that they think will disrupt the opponent, either when defending or attacking.
Delavier's Anatomy for Bigger, Stronger Arms
In this book, we have carefully selected the most effective exercises for the arms. However, they might not all work well for you. Indeed, morphologies differ from person to person. There are tall people and short people as well as arms and forearms of various sizes.
Combination workouts bring two or more disciplines into a single workout, either for convenience or for specific race preparation.
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.