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coaching masters athletes

Faster, Higher, Stronger! not just for the young!

Do you want to Improve your Performance?

In the world of Masters Track what do we need to be aware of to improve our performance?

Well here I hope to not only find out for myself but also share that with everyone else. Ranging from fully tested and proved training ideas to far out concepts if I can find it ill be sure to test it and then share that concept or idea with you all to benefit too.

In my view the better masters track performances become the more spotlight the sport gets! And that is a good thing for everyone.

Strength and Speed Endurance for Sprinting

Strength and Speed Endurance for Sprinting

The 400 meters is usually known as “The Killer Event” a speed endurance event that demands a capacity to maintain close to maximum speed in an effort of » 45 seconds duration. Vittori (1991) identifies the fundamental functional requisites for success in this event as a combination of strength, speed and endurance plus an appropriate […]
Meridian Stretches for Athletes

Meridian Stretches for Athletes

All Masters athletes feel an urgency that most people experience infrequently… and it’s like this everyday. Because we know all to well the difficulties and the handwork we place on our bodies. Over our shoulder they sense the pending excitement and high anticipation of competition. We only have so much time to train before they […]
How to get Faster by Optimising your CNS

How to get Faster by Optimising your CNS

To develop functional strength and speed, you need to do more than move weights at the same cadence over and over again. Many athletes focus on the wrong things. The Nervous System’s Role In Strength CNS training and ‘quickness’ Bompa (2005) identifies two CNS processes as it relates to sports performance – ‘excitation’ and ‘inhibition’. […]
Masters Sprinters Live Longer

Masters Sprinters Live Longer

The delayed aging of masters sprinters Endurance training and interval training lifespan, we all know this already, its in every magazine published. Well, that probably also applies to explosive sprint training. Brazilian sports scientists at the Universidade Catolica de Brasilia come to this conclusion in a small human study. According to this study middle aged sprinters […]
Recovery Strategy For Athletes

Recovery Strategy For Athletes

As Masters Athletes we are all too aware that recovery is key, but ensuring this is achieved is often neglected.  And as I refuse to stop training hard, I need to up my recovery game and searching around I came across a great article on the 100 point recovery strategy, and I have tweaked and […]
Wickets for Improvement of Sprint Technique and Speed

Wickets for Improvement of Sprint Technique and Speed

The first and most important question you should ask and answer! Is what am I using the “Wickets drill” for? Before I get “wickets” anywhere near athletes they need to be able to the basics correctly! The switch! A crucial element of the stride cycle that is cascade to all the mechanical elements of true […]
How Heart Rate Zones Work

How Heart Rate Zones Work

Learn how heart rate zones works and how to properly train for endurance sports, including polarised training, high intensity intervals and more. <img width=”1400″ height=”787″ src=”https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/How-Heart-Rate-Zones-Work.png” class=”attachment-full size-full post-image” alt=”” srcset=”https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/How-Heart-Rate-Zones-Work.png 1400w, https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/How-Heart-Rate-Zones-Work-300×169.png 300w, https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/How-Heart-Rate-Zones-Work-768×432.png 768w, https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/How-Heart-Rate-Zones-Work-1024×576.png 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 1400px) 100vw, 1400px” />   I use Heart rate training personally during my winter training months […]
Become a Better Distance Runner – 6 Ways to Take Your Training to the Next Level

Become a Better Distance Runner – 6 Ways to Take Your Training to the Next Level

Michael Byers As Masters Athletes we look for ways to improve our running training and performance, learn from others and keep simple! For a moment the pace slowed, or at least that’s how it seemed to Kaitlin Gregg Goodman. The Providence, Rhode Island-based runner had flown across the country to the 2016 Stanford Invitational to run […]
It is possible to substitute specific training in 400m sprint

It is possible to substitute specific training in 400m sprint

<div class=”c-box-warning full-width-element” style=”text-align: center; “> <div style=”margin: auto; padding:10px;” class=”container”> <b>For full functionality of ResearchGate it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Here are the <a href=”http://www.enable-javascript.com/” rel=”nofollow noopener” target=”_blank”> instructions how to enable JavaScript in your web browser</a>.</b> </div>< /div> It is possible to substitute specific training in 400m sprint for a nonspecific one […]

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