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Presentation Slides: Strength Training for Endurance Sports
Framework and what to focus on why, when, and how?
I’m fortunate to work with very smart, experienced, dynamic coaches here at all levels of Craftsbury, from our junior programs to sculling camps and the Green Racing Project high-performance program. Our team dietitian Megan Chacosky began organizing a “peer education series” this summer to mobilize staff knowledge and open up multidisciplinary discussions between sports, specialists, and athletic training domains. I presented last month’s event with an overview of strength training for our endurance sports of rowing, skiing, biathlon, and running. I presented it as the framework behind my strength training programs, with the central question of, “what to focus on why, when, and how?”
Here are my presentation slides. Take a look and please let me know any questions or areas you’d like to learn more about in a future post. I’d appreciate using the Substack comment section rather than direct reply by email, so everyone can see the Q&A and I can save some time not writing duplicate replies.
I’m now in a very busy phase of work, and am reducing these posts to every-other-week until at least November. Five of our Green Racing Project rowers made the US National Team this year and will race in the World Championships in Serbia in September (two in the W8+, two in the M8+, and one in the W4x). The off-season of a new year begins for the rest of the team, plus a new development camp starts today of U23 rowers preparing for their fall collegiate seasons. We’re in the final pre-season prep phase with our skiers and biathletes before their highly demanding travel, training camp, and racing schedule begins in October. I’m also staffing several of the remaining summer sculling camps, still doing my weekly workshops, and then we’ll be getting ready for Head of the Charles and closing up the boathouse for winter before we know it.