Challenges and Game-Related Solutions
to Metabolic Conditioning for Team Sports
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The intricacies of team sports competition pose unique challenges for metabolic conditioning.The unpredictability and intermittent nature of competitive matches leads to great variability in the order, duration, and intensity of the various modes of locomotion and game-related activities players are required to perform.This article describes novel sport-specific solutions to metabolic conditioning for team sports players. The practicalities of implementing these game-related approaches are examined.
Preparation for Youth
Paul Gamble, PhD, CSCS
Heriot Watt University, Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine Centre, Sports Academy, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The benefits of physical preparation in young athletes are becoming widely accepted. This article examines the need for different aspects of physical preparation for young athletes competing in organized team sports. It further attempts to define what constitutes appropriate strength training, metabolic conditioning, and neuromuscular training for young team-sports players at different phases of growth and maturation.
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