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The Athlete Profile – Part 3

Training science, like all science, is about replication of procedure to attain the same data sets. Yet each runner is a unique person. Track coaches use sciences of physiology and psychology to develop successful athletes in hopes of replicating data from person to person and season to season. This can be difficult in part because…

The Path to Becoming a Professional Track and Field Athlete?

Over the coming months, CTF will be expanding and evolving in a number of directions I believe will contribute to improving the sport as a whole, as well as enhancing the experiences of athletes and coaches. We will continue to place our primary emphasis on coaches and athletes competing at the developmental levels. But, that…

The Athlete Profile-Part 2

Track coaches use the disciplines of physiology and psychology to develop successful athletes. This can be difficult in part because coaches usually work with large groups of athletes in their training group. The application of unique training and psychological stimuli within the training group is called individualization of training. To do this effectively is critical…

Complete Track and Field Black Friday Coupon Codes and Special Offers

Everything in the CTF Store is on sale for the lowest prices of the year until midnight Eastern on Wednesday December 3, 2014. We’ve also added DVD versions of all full programs, which you can sort through by event group. Here is the list of deals you can get. If you follow us here at…

The Athlete Profile – Part 1

Track coaches use the disciplines of physiology and psychology to develop successful athletes.  This can be difficult in part because coaches usually work with large groups of athletes in their training group.  The application of unique training and psychological stimuli within the training group is called individualization of training.  To do this effectively is critical…

Fatigue, Part 5 – The Central Governor Theory

  The scientific information presented in the first four sections on the onset of fatigue during exercise (Part 1 Fatigue-Energetics, Part 2 Fatigue-Anaerobic Alactic Energy System, Part 3 Fatigue-Anaerobic Glycolytic Energy System, and Part 4 Fatigue-Aerobic Energy System) pointed out the importance of beginning each discussion on energy system metabolism and fatigue with basic knowledge…

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