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Developing Endurance


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    Runners, cyclists, swimmers, rowers, triathletes, and ultradistance athletes must sustain performance at a high level to come out on top. Developing Endurance shows how to achieve optimal stamina to race your best through science-based aerobic, anaerobic, and resistance training.

    Written by 11 top experts in the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the top sport conditioning organization in the world, this guide provides both the background information and the exercises, drills, workouts, and programs for ultimate results. Athletes and coaches will appreciate the assessment tools, analyses, and instruction to define specific needs and establish effective training goals. Armed with these tools and information, you can create the ideal personalized training program for your sport and avoid lengthy plateaus while taking performance to the highest level.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 Physiology of Endurance Sport Training
    Chapter 2 Endurance Tests and Assessments
    Chapter 3 Endurance Training Principles and Considerations
    Chapter 4 Endurance Sport Nutrition and Hydration
    Chapter 5 Aerobic Endurance Development
    Chapter 6 Anaerobic and Muscle Endurance Development
    Chapter 7 Resistance Training Programs for Endurance Sports
    Chapter 8 Running
    Chapter 9 Cycling
    Chapter 10 Swimming
    Chapter 11 Triathlon
    About the NSCA
    About the Editor
    About the Contributors

    About the Editor

    The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is the world’s leading organization in the field of sport conditioning. Drawing on the resources and expertise of the most recognized professionals in strength training and conditioning, sport science, performance research, education, and sports medicine, the NSCA is the world’s trusted source of knowledge and training guidelines for coaches and athletes. The NSCA provides the crucial link between the lab and the field.


    "Developing Endurance will be a critical asset to any coach or athlete who aspires to apply the science of training to conditioning."

    George Dallam, PhD -- Author of Championship Triathlon Training