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training programs

Looking for top fitness training programs? These articles will give you tips on endurance training (marathon training programs, triathlon training programs), to what you need for an explosive speed training program… To browse our library of free sports training articles, browse using the categories on the left or use the search box.

Focusing attention on concentration

Attentional control in sport

Maximising the Anabolic Response to Training

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.

Fatmax: fat fact or fat fiction?

The loss of excess fat isn’t just aesthetic – it almost always produces enhanced performance

Upper Body Power

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.

Sports Training: the importance of knowing what the purpose of your training workout is

It's vital you focus on one specific area in any given training session

Back to basics with circuit training

An introduction to how and why you should include circuits in your training

Training plan: monitoring your training intensity

Is your training diary a load of nonsense?

Periodization: planning your training for optimal sports performance

Planning your sports training to ensure maximum performance gains

The test of time – testing and tapering for a cycling PB!

The importance of tapering as part of successful programme design

Periodisation: organise your training to ensure you achieve success all year round

Training periodisation - why it could pay to use your block

Training programmes: Benefit from Hip extension

Standing machine hip flexion


Periodisation: Advanced strategies for bringing your performance to a peak at just the right time

periodisation models

Periodisation models: sport-specific requirements for skill acquisition and competition readiness

training schedules

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

Goal setting: One step at a time - how to raise your game through effective goal-setting

Training Programme: are you using the right training work out?

Training Readiness

Periodisation training ensures athletes experience regular fitness and performance improvements

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'

Fitness training: how to design a sports-specific fitness programme

The principles behind designing a sports specific programme and the training methods that should be employed

Running training: how to construct a year long training plan for runners

Sport-specific training

Core stability training programme

Core Stability Training: This exercise programme will strengthen your trunk muscles and thus help avoid back problems

Extreme distance running: an ultra endurance training plan

Beyond the marathon

Marathon training: a training programme used by Kenyan distance runners

The training programme used by former New York Marathon winner Tegla Loroupe

Phasing your training programme will maintain high performance levels all year round

Phasing the year allows athletes to recover, improve and analyse their performance

Workout value

The heart of the matter: here's a novel way to monitor your training load.

tapering | the importance of tapering

TApering: What exactly happens inside your body when you taper - and why you should do it more often

Sub 4 minute mile

Sub 4 Minute Mile: Here's a training programme designed to crack the ultimate goal: the sub-four-minute mile.

Tapering programme | cycling training

Tapering Programme: Using science to help design a tapering programme for cyclists.

Periodization training provides athletes with a varied and progressive routine

Increasing the quantity and speed of your workouts and varying the frequency with which you train can lead to huge improvements to your performance

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