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Nick Tiller presents six evidence-driven but seldom practised methods by which athletes can promote the anabolic process to maximise training adaptation, promote recovery and improve athletic performance.
The loss of excess fat isn’t just aesthetic – it almost always produces enhanced performance
Upper body power is crucial for optimum performance in numerous sports. The arms and torso both generate and control power. A rugby hand off or boxing punch are obvious examples of the former, whilst the latter takes a little more explaining.
It's vital you focus on one specific area in any given training session
An introduction to how and why you should include circuits in your training
Is your training diary a load of nonsense?
Planning your sports training to ensure maximum performance gains
The importance of tapering as part of successful programme design
Training periodisation - why it could pay to use your block
Standing machine hip flexion
Periodisation: Advanced strategies for bringing your performance to a peak at just the right time
Periodisation models: sport-specific requirements for skill acquisition and competition readiness
Training schedules: Three ways to quantify and evaluate your training - and make sure you are achieving what your coach has planned for you
Goal setting: One step at a time - how to raise your game through effective goal-setting
If you want to improve your performance, you can’t train in the same way all the time
Training intensity: understanding your VO2max will enable you to produce a more effective training programme
Training intensity - To find out which level of intensity is right for you, first work out your intensity 'domains'
The principles behind designing a sports specific programme and the training methods that should be employed
Core Stability Training: This exercise programme will strengthen your trunk muscles and thus help avoid back problems
Beyond the marathon
The training programme used by former New York Marathon winner Tegla Loroupe
Phasing the year allows athletes to recover, improve and analyse their performance
The heart of the matter: here's a novel way to monitor your training load.
TApering: What exactly happens inside your body when you taper - and why you should do it more often
Sub 4 Minute Mile: Here's a training programme designed to crack the ultimate goal: the sub-four-minute mile.
Tapering Programme: Using science to help design a tapering programme for cyclists.
Increasing the quantity and speed of your workouts and varying the frequency with which you train can lead to huge improvements to your performance
In order to be the best in whatever swimming discipline, competitive athletes and their coaches are constantly seeking new and effective methods to improve performance.