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The End Of Season Rest Periods Of The World’s Best Athletes

The End Of Season Rest Periods Of The World’s Best Athletes

Renato Canova: “There are not rules valid for all the athletes, and valid, for the same athletes, always in the same way. After a season, we can have a short RESTING period, before starting the TRANSITION period, which is already a period of training. In Kenya (and Africa generally), the resting period is something including FULL REST. We give, to every athlete, about 2 weeks of total rest, and in this period they don’t do any physical activity.”

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Bernard Lagat (3:26 1500m, 12:53 5000m) – Training Principles

Bernard Lagat (3:26 1500m, 12:53 5000m) – Training Principles

Firstly, let’s consider “mileage”. By comparison with other world class runners, Lagat’s training mileage is modest. It’s not unusual for High School distance runners in the US to exceed the totals that Lagat records on a weekly basis. In addition, he notes that he prefers to run on softer surfaces.

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What separates elite athletes from average athletes?

What separates elite athletes from average athletes?

What separates elite athletes from average athletes and average athletes from the general population has a lot to do with the efficiency of the motor control center of the brain and how quickly it can deliver messages to the muscles to perform certain movements. The good news is that an athlete can train his neuromuscular system resulting in better coordination and quicker movements.

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Australia’s #1 Distance Running Coach: Coaching Philosophy

Australia’s #1 Distance Running Coach: Coaching Philosophy

There aren’t too many coaches who have coached over 20 Olympians. Australian, Nic Bideau is one. His top athletes include Craig Mottram (3:48.9 Mile – Aus Record, 12:55 5000m – Aus Record), Ryan Gregson (3:31.0 1500m – Aus Record), Ben St Lawrence (27:24 10000m – Aus Record), Genevieve LaCaze (9:14 3000m SC), Sonia O’Sullivan (3:58 1500m – Ireland Record). Along with these national record holders, is another 15+ Olympians.

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The End Of Season Rest Periods Of The World’s Best Athletes

The End Of Season Rest Periods Of The World’s Best Athletes

Renato Canova: “There are not rules valid for all the athletes, and valid, for the same athletes, always in the same way. After a season, we can have a short RESTING period, before starting the TRANSITION period, which is already a period of training. In Kenya (and Africa generally), the resting period is something including FULL REST. We give, to every athlete, about 2 weeks of total rest, and in this period they don’t do any physical activity.”

read more
Bernard Lagat (3:26 1500m, 12:53 5000m) – Training Principles

Bernard Lagat (3:26 1500m, 12:53 5000m) – Training Principles

Firstly, let’s consider “mileage”. By comparison with other world class runners, Lagat’s training mileage is modest. It’s not unusual for High School distance runners in the US to exceed the totals that Lagat records on a weekly basis. In addition, he notes that he prefers to run on softer surfaces.

read more
What separates elite athletes from average athletes?

What separates elite athletes from average athletes?

What separates elite athletes from average athletes and average athletes from the general population has a lot to do with the efficiency of the motor control center of the brain and how quickly it can deliver messages to the muscles to perform certain movements. The good news is that an athlete can train his neuromuscular system resulting in better coordination and quicker movements.

read more

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