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Improving Performance

Elite athletes employ simple strategies and techniques to improve performance. How better to gain an insight into these tried-and-tested methods, than to hear directly from the elite athletes and coaches themselves? This insightful program takes us trackside to the training grounds of eight sportspeople from around the world, who share their personal insights and stories of performance training. We learn how to plan an effective training schedule and discuss the importance of psychological preparation. We also discuss the risks involved in performance enhancing drugs, and the benefits that current advances in sports technology bring to athletic performance and measurement.

Overtraining - look at chapter 9 of this video - good overview that goes for about 4 minutes.

Who's Cheating Whom? Four Corners on Drugs in Sport


Anaerobic training (power and speed)

Torch Fat Fast: The 10-Minute Plyometric Workout



Use of Technology

TED Talk David Epstein: Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger?

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Use of drugs

Stop at Nothihng: The Lance Armstrong Story. An intimate but explosive story of the man behind the greatest fraud in sporting history. Revealing new details about the scandal, with insights from the former friends whose lives & careers he destroyed.

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 Great Article about Drugs in Rio

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Strength Training


Aerobic Training


Flexibility Training


Flexibility Training

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