athletic republic endurance sports training
Without a formal training plan, developed by a qualified coach, many endurance athletes get injured and stay injured, constantly fighting a frustrating and never-ending battle against their own bodies. Incorporating Athletic Republic's Endurance Training into the athlete’s cycling, running and/or swimming program provides structure to their speed, strength and ability training and in some cases, muscular imbalances may be addressed through the use of targeted strength and conditioning. Endurance athletes should consider AR's Endurance Sports Training to improve their speed, strength, stability and resistance to injury—which ultimately will improve their overall performance.
individualized approach to development
Athletic Republic's Test-Teach-Train methodology applies to the endurance athlete as well. We TEST every athlete in order to establish a performance baseline and identify areas of opportunity for improving speed, power, flexibility and endurance. Then we TEACH the athlete how to improve their training IQ—understanding what methods of training and recovery work best for them as they push towards new limits of performance under the supervision of trainers with specialized knowledge in sport science. Finally, we TRAIN the athlete in an optimal training environment that combines our patented equipment knowledgeable trainers, individualized training protocols, and effective video feedback technology that provides the athlete the best opportunity to improve their race-day performance.
improved strength, flexibility & biomechanics
Due to the repetitive and in-line nature of endurance sport, some athletes are limited by overuse injuries. Many endurance athletes have strong and well-conditioned muscles for the repetitive movements required for their event, but lack flexibility, hip/core strength and stability in most other movements—which often results in poor biomechanics of movement. The training focuses on improving biomechanics and flexibility during swimming, cycling and running movements. To achieve this, the training focuses on movement-specific power development, greater dynamic flexibility, improved core strength, and restoration of the balance of strength and flexibility of hip musculature.
we teach speed
Every athlete wants to get faster, but not every athlete trains to get faster. Like any skill, speed can be improved by training. Our focus is on building cycling power, swimming strength and improving running economy, or running velocity at anaerobic threshold which is THE primary determinant of distance running performance. Additional training sessions may be scheduled to assess sport specific performance at regular intervals to monitor progress or recovery from injury. Good biomechanics and running economy are vital indicators for runners, while pedaling efficiency and power output are critical for cyclists. Combining these measures with video analysis allows our trainers to better individualize the training protocols and provide feedback to athletes as they prepare for competition.
“The systematic planning of athletic or physical training through-out an entire year.” The aim is to reach the best possible performance in the most important competition of the year. It involves progression through various aspects of a training program during a specific period. Conditioning programs use periodization to focus the training program on the offseason, preseason, in-season, or the postseason. Periodization organizes the year-round condition program into goal-oriented phases of training.