Embracing change: improve your transitions

in Training structure and planning

John Shepherd looks at multi-event transitions, and how you can enhance them to boost your overall performance Endurance multi-sports, such as triathlon, biathlon and swim-run events require changes in locomotion between the disciplines. These changes also account for elapsed time – time that could affect the overall event result. Indeed, in triathlon, these transitions are... MORE

Power training: plyometric exercises

in Strength, conditioning and flexibility

Wherever you look in the world of top-class sport, power counts; and one of the best ways of developing this most precious commodity is through plyometric training. Plyometrics exercises are based on the understanding that a concentric (shortening) muscular contraction is much stronger if it immediately follows an eccentric (lengthening) contraction of the same muscle.... MORE

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