Design of Endurance Resistance Training

by Developing Endurance
Kinetic Select February 2024


This excerpt briefly explains the steps to create a resistance training plan for endurance athletes.

The following is an exclusive excerpt from the book Developing Endurance, published by Human Kinetics. All text and images provided by Human Kinetics.

When developing a resistance training plan, endurance athletes and coaches can employ a sequential planning process as shown in table 7.10. The basic process of integrating resistance training into the endurance athlete’s plan should begin with defining the objectives for the training plan. After establishing the objectives, the coach or athlete will then define the macrocycle structure, outline the basic structure of the mesocycles, construct the individual microcycle plans, determine the structure of training days, and establish the individual workouts.

Table 7.10 Sequential Planning for Resistance Training; this table walks through six key steps to creating a resistance training plan for endurance athletes: Determine target objectives, define the macrocycle, outline the structure of mesocycles, construct individual microcycles, determine structure of training days, and establish individual workouts.

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