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Aerobic Endurance Measures and Analyses

June 1, 2017

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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

Interval Workouts

June 11, 2021

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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

Tapering and Peaking

March 18, 2019

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

Coaches Program design Endurance Tapering Peaking Competition

Practical Exercise Programming for Wildland Fire Suppression Aids

November 15, 2019

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This article discusses flexible programming strategies for wildland fire suppression aids (FSAs). It also includes a detailed index of exercises that could be utilized for this specific population.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Wildland Fire Suppression Aids RPE Scale Programming Undulated Training Program

Taking the Training Outdoors

March 1, 2014

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This article includes examples of exercises that can be incorporated into a training program that is performed outdoors. Take advantage of warm weather with these suggestions.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design training outside alternative training methods Personal training

The Effects of Altitude on Training and Racing Performance in Endurance Athletes

November 13, 2020

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The goal of this article is to define some of the basic physiological responses to acute and chronic altitude exposure and to provide some evidence-based, practical guidelines when approaching training and racing at higher altitudes.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design High Altitude Sea Level Endurance Performance Carbohydrate Intake Hydration

Overtraining

May 1, 2017

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Understanding how the body adapts to the overload of aerobic exercise is critical to designing effective exercise training programs, monitoring exercise responses and progress, and assessing training outcomes.

Personal trainers Coaches Exercise Science Testing and Evaluation Overtraining overreaching how to avoid overtraining detraining overtraining syndrome

Sequencing and Integrating Training

December 4, 2020

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This article breaks down periodization into sequencing and integrating training factors to optimize training outcomes.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Mesocycles Periodization Neuromuscular Adaptations Block

Load Carriage – Programming for Special Operations Forces

April 28, 2023

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This narrative review will focus on the research related to tactical load carriage and on a program recommendation to maximize strength and endurance adaptations in Special Operations Forces (SOF).

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Special Operations Forces Load Carriage Stress Inoculation Training Readiness

Hydration and Performance

June 3, 2019

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition discusses the research surrounding the timing of hydration and its impact on sport performance for those participating in aerobic endurance exercise.

Personal trainers Coaches Nutrition Hydration Electrolyte Balance Aerobic Endurance Fluid Balance Dehydration

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