Understanding a training plan -part 3

Competitive performances are built on a foundation of training. The training which precedes the competition phase should demonstrate a gradual improvement in the amount of specific training that has occurred. Prior to entering this phase, all competition-specific physical combinations and technical elements should have reached their highest levels of development. The competitive phase involves the…

Understanding a training plan -part 2

 Specific preparatory Phase     This phase represents a progression to more specialized training. It is the first part of the specific training emphasis of the training plan. At least half the training that is done should be directly related to competitive events. The remainder still involves volume-oriented, basic work. Since technique was principally basic…

Understanding a training plan- part1

Understanding a Training Plan  Not every sporting program can be accommodated by a calendar. However, for an individual to have the chance to achieve performances that tax their potential to the fullest, it is necessary to have training experiences (sport specific)which allow appropriate developments to occur. If an athlete is unable, or is unprepared to…

Building Aerobic Endurance Conditioning

The objective of endurance training is to develop the energy production systems to meet the demands of activity for as long as they are required. Aerobic Metabolism and Endurance Most often it’s a combination of energy systems that supply the fuel needed for exercise, with the intensity and duration of the exercise determining which method…

Paddle faster for longer

With the pre competition season with us and the big races not far away ,I have had some great feed back from my programs worldwide and I have also read some interesting theories on how to increase race performances for endurance events . All with valid points but complicated explanations and no real conclusion to…