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- Δημοσιεύθηκε : Κυριακή, 10 Ιανουάριος 2016 20:34
A question that often pops into athletes’ and even coaches’ minds is what aspects should my athlete be training right now to maximise his/her performance?
Approaching the beginning of a season or nearing competition time, it is often in the back of an athlete’s mind what exactly he/she needs to focus his/her training on to see the optimum results on the field: “Should it be endurance so I can last longer than my opponent?” “Should it be maximum strength so I will be stronger than my opponent and able to push him/her off the ball?” “Should it be speed, so my opponent cannot catch me or keep up with me?” “What should I train?” Too often, for some reason or another, athletes tend to focus on maximum strength approaching competition time and even sometimes throughout a season. This is not at all recommended as strength will begin to plateau after a few weeks or a couple of months, maximum. Also, focusing on maximum strength throughout a season can sometimes have negative effects on performance, as central and neural fatigue can onset amongst other undesirable factors like over recruitment of slow twitch fibres and possibly even injury.
Approaching competition time, hypertrophy is not required (for most sports). Although it will improve strength, it will probably decrease relative strength and result in a loss of speed in the athlete