Training structure and planning

Endurance and resistance training

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New findings on the ‘interference effect’ The specificity of training principle states that the nature of adaptation is dependent on the type of training practised. It therefore follows that combining two types of training – such as resistance and endurance training – is likely to interfere with the training response induced by either type of... MORE

Life at the top – how are elite rowers...

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Elite rowers subject their bodies to incredibly high levels of physiological stress. So what kind of testing and monitoring is needed to maintain maximum condition during rowing training without complete breakdown? Richard Godfrey and Greg Whyte explain. Olympic rowing events are conducted over a 2,000m course. The event lasts about 320 seconds (s) to 460s,... MORE

Which warm-up for cyclists?

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A new UK study has shown that cycling performance is boosted by prior moderate and heavy exercise, but not by sprint exercise. The researchers set out to determine the effects of three different warm-up regimes on cycling work output during a seven- minute performance trial. Although it is widely accepted that prior warm-up exercise should... MORE

Building speed before endurance

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Is it time to turn convention on its head? The traditional training approach has been to progress speed athletes from slower, aerobic work through to anaerobic speed work as the season progresses. But John Shepherd argues that this methodology is outdated and that convention should be turned on its head. Until quite recently, the prevailing... MORE

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