Exercise Program for Olympic Cycling Research Paper

Exercise Program for Olympic Cycling
An exercise program for an Olympic individual pursuit specialist (cycling).
# 147105 | 2,445 words | 18 sources | APA | 2011 | GB
Published on Feb 23, 2011 in Medical and Health (Nutrition and Exercise) , Sport (Olympics)


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Description:

This paper first relates that the purpose of exercise can vary widely for an individual and that these variations determine the type (cardiovascular, resistance, etc...), the duration, frequency, and intensity of the exercises. The paper then describes an overall training program composed to improve aspects typically associated with an elite road cyclist with a high baseline fitness level, with a 2 month period specifically dedicated towards individual pursuit training (specifically the skill aspects of individual pursuit). The paper also proposes an exercise training program consisting of four separate macrocycles. Two tables and three graphs are included with the paper.

Outline:
Introduction
Research and Methodology
Lactate Threshold / OBLA Training
VO2max Training
Individual Pursuit Skills Training
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Injury is a constant threat to any exercise training programme. Due to the nature of the sport (cycling) the likelihood of injury is less common, however, as more training and racing occurs, patterns of overuse injury become evident (So, Ng and Ng 2005). There is limited research available that looks at the association between weekly training duration and injury occurrence for individual pursuit, although there is evidence available for a closely related sport (triathlons). The evidence suggests there is a U-shaped association between weekly training duration and injury occurrence, where the optimal weekly training duration is 7 hours (Shaw et al. 2004). It can be assumed that same association could exist for cycling. If this association exists, the optimal weekly training duration would be higher, because cycling is non-impact activity. For this reason, this exercise training programme would have a weekly training duration of no more than double that of the optimal weekly training duration of triathletes, 14 hours.
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Sample of Sources Used:

  • BBC Sport 2005. Individual pursuit. [online]. Available from: http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/sport1/hi/other_sports/cycling/get_involved/4263464.stm [Accessed 1 December 2010].
  • Brown, S., Miller, W. and Eason, J. 2006. Exercise physiology: basis of human movement in health and disease. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Coggan, A. 30 April 2010a. Demands of individual pursuit, part 1. [online]. Training and Racing with a Power Meter Journal. Available from: http://www.trainingandracingwithapowermeter.com/2010/04/demands-of-individual-pursuit-part-1.html [Accessed 20 November 2010].
  • Coggan, A. 3 May 2010b. Demands of individual pursuit, part 2. [online]. Training and Racing with a Power Meter Journal. Available from: http://www.trainingandracingwithapowermeter.com/2010/05/demands-of-individual-pursuit-part-2.html [Accessed 20 November 2010].
  • Coggan, A. 4 May 2010c. Demands of individual pursuit, part 3. [online]. Training and Racing with a Power Meter Journal. Available from: http://www.trainingandracingwithapowermeter.com/2010/05/demands-of-individual-pursuit-part-3.html [Accessed 20 November 2010].

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