Techniques

Noel Frost – endurance training for rowing

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In late 1996, at the age of 57, Noel Frost set two rowing world records in his sector – 55-59 male (heavy) – for the 30- and 60-minute distances. Here he describes months 2 and 3 of the training programme that led to the achievement I believe endurance training is similar for many sports in... MORE

Understanding biomechanics for core stability training

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Reduce your risk of injury in core stability training  In the sports fitness industry we have probably been seduced by more fads than any other industry.  They seem to come and go so quickly you can hardly remember the last one.  Is core stability training one of those fads or is it here to stay?... MORE

Distance swimming and the need for speed!

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Coach Joe Beer looks at recent research showing how distance swimmers and triathletes can swim faster The science of swimming is extremely complicated, involving the interaction of propulsive forces from the swimmer’s arms and legs and the drag caused by water. However, by applying new research courtesy of fluid dynamics and supercomputers, every swimmer can... MORE

Speed training: acceleration workouts

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How to develop acceleration from a stationary position Objective: To develop acceleration from stationary position.Time in training year: All year round. Suitable for: Sprinters and field and court players (although they will also need to work on improving their acceleration from moving positions – see relevant workout). Can also be used by middle- and long-distance... MORE

Short and sweet – why all sportsmen and women...

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The relevance and potential benefits of 40m sprinting Article at a glance: The relevance and potential benefits of 40m sprinting are discussed; Recent research on improving 40m sprint times is presented; Tips for testing 40m sprint times are given; A sample 40m sprint training programme is outlined. Many team sports athletes will go through a... MORE

Poor biomechanics can compromise cycling technique

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Are your biomechanics causing you knee pain? Have you ever wondered how the elite cyclists can ride so smoothly and effortlessly, while still generating the power to cover the ground very quickly? Clearly their cycling technique is better than amateurs and we know that it’s important that they see a qualified coach to ensure that... MORE

How to prepare your biomechanics for sport and exercise

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Biomechanics and sports injury prevention Irrespective of the sports you perform, the type of training or exercise you do, or indeed at what level, preparation of your biomechanics is an important part of your training program and is essential to compliment your physiological and functional training and screening. The practical application of biomechanical screening can... MORE

Cycling training: how reducing your drag will improve your...

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Cyclists need to understand aerodynamic drag in order to beat it. Cycling coach Joe Beer gives the low-down on cycling aerodynamics and presents some of his own recently collected data. Although cyclists have to overcome the forces of gravity and the rolling resistance of tyres on roads/moving components on the bike, once your speed exceeds... MORE

Can your pedalling technique make you a more efficient...

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From a clinical perspective, the bicycle holds the moving limbs of the lower body in a fixed arc; you have your foot in a rigid shoe, fixed to the pedal with a shoe cleat, which essentially attaches your foot to the end of a crank arm. When spinning the cranks (pedalling), this ‘closed circuit’ provides... MORE


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