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Lactate Threshold and Maximal Exercise Performance

August 13, 2018

Article

Scientific research has identified lactate threshold (LT) and maximal exercise performance as being very important contributors to endurance performance. A well-designed endurance training program can lead to improvement in both LT and maximal exercise performance within a single season and from season to season.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Endurance Developing Endurance Lactate Threshold

SCJ 43.6 Considerations for the Pregnant Endurance Athlete

Quiz CATD 0.2

It is well known that moderate exercise during pregnancy benefits maternal and fetal well-being. The benefits of more vigorous exercise for pregnant women are less clear. The boundaries of safe exercise during pregnancy remain a matter for continued research, which is important to the growing number of female athletes who plan on becoming pregnant. The purpose of this article is to discuss the existing research related to the physiological concerns of the pregnant endurance athlete specifically. Because endurance training includes prolonged and repetitive exercise bouts at varying intensities, topics will include the effect of high-intensity exercise on uterine blood flow and thermoregulation, metabolic, and musculoskeletal changes in pregnancy.

Interval Workouts

June 11, 2021

Article

This excerpt briefly discusses components of interval workouts, including recommended volume and intensity, to increase overall endurance in athletes.

Personal trainers Coaches Program design Intervals Endurance Cycling Running Triathlete

Design and Planning for Endurance Training

February 11, 2019

Article

This section from the book, Developing Endurance, gives an overview of how to plan and develop a program for endurance athletes by following four steps.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Program design Endurance Training Endurance Athlete Programming Developing Endurance

Movement Analysis and Biomechanics for Endurance Sports

May 1, 2017

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Endurance sports are typically not thought of as highly technical endeavors, but proper movement during training and competition for endurance sports can affect both performance and health.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Movement analysis gait analysis sports performance analysis muscular endurance exercises marathon running

Resistance Training’s Effect on Endurance Performance

May 1, 2017

Article

Research shows that the appropriate integration of resistance training into the endurance athlete’s training can result in significantly better performance when compared to classic endurance training plans that focus only on aerobic endurance.

Coaches Exercise Science training for runners weight training strength training sport performance training Endurance training

Application of Program Design to Training Seasons

May 1, 2017

Article

A sound year-round aerobic endurance training program should be divided into sport seasons with specific goals and objectives designed to improve performance gradually and progressively.

Coaches Program design Exercise program design off-season training postseason training in-season training preseason training

Tapering and Peaking

March 18, 2019

Article

This excerpt from Developing Endurance goes over tapering and peaking in aerobic training for competition.

Coaches Program design Endurance Tapering Peaking Competition

Aerobic Endurance Measures and Analyses

June 1, 2017

Article

The VO2max test is the most effective measurement of the body’s ability to deliver and use oxygen for producing energy that can be used by the muscles. VO2max (i.e., maximum aerobic power) simply stands for the maximal volume of oxygen that can be used.

Coaches Exercise Science Testing and Evaluation Aerobic endurance aerobic training endurance training strength and conditioning

Preparatory Period

September 4, 2020

Article

This excerpt from the Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning outlines what training typically looks like in the preparatory period, or off-season.

Coaches Program design Preparatory Period Off-Season Hypertrophy Strength Endurance Basic Strength

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