Conditioning can be a valuable tool in developing an athlete’s overall work capacity. And moving past just long slow distances, there are intentional ways that coaches can train conditioning for their athletes.
First, we do a quick review of our energy systems and discuss aerobic and anaerobic capacity. Next, we define and break down tempo running in the form of extensive and intensive tempo runs. Finally, we talk about putting it into the application with high school athletes.
This is the last episode of Chalk Talk before our summer break! Go catch up on previous episodes from the year on our blog, or however you get your podcasts! We thank everyone for their continued support and encourage you to reach out with topics you want to hear in the upcoming season when we head back to school in the fall! Happy Summer!
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Students and athletes will take their first foray into dedicated training based on individual goals, preferences, or other circumstances. Must have proper movement education and understanding of technique, as well as baseline data identifying strength, work, and conditioning capacities.
Students and athletes are introduced to the wide world of “training”. Whether it be through PVCs and Med Balls, or Barbells and Squat Racks, athletes are given a thorough education of all different types of training approaches and modalities. From Strength development, to aerobic capacity, to mobility, and everything in between. Athletes should have completed L1, or have had some semblance of proper movement education and capacity training.
No prerequisites, open to all athletes. Serves as a foundational stepping stone into all further programs. Builds a baseline understanding of proper movement, capacity, and overall fitness through bodyweight training and conditioning.
The most in-depth programs, reliant on dedicated students and athletes that are self-motivated or coaches that are progressive & proactive. Athletes should already have a good deal of experience in all aspects of training and fitness (complete all levels below) and have great awareness of their own abilities and weaknesses.