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All Systems Go Again - Energy Systems

Bringing VEA's classic, and best selling program All Systems Go into a new era. All Systems Go Again is a fast-moving and lively exploration of the three human energy systems - ATP - PC, Lactic and Aerobic.


 Principles of Training

To be effective, fitness training should prepare the athlete for the demands that are placed on them in their chosen sport or activity. This means selecting the right types of training and following established training principles. This program examines aerobic and strength (resistance) training and uses these types of training to help illustrate the following principles: * Specificity * Progressive overload (incorp. FITT) * Threshold * Warm-up/cool down * Reversibility * Variety * Assessment


Psychological Factors

This video deals with the way an athletes mindset can affect their performance. Topics covered include: * Motivation * Reinforcement * Managing anxiety * Concentration skills * Mental rehearsal * Visualisation * Relaxation * Goal Settin

Sports Psychology - Mental Preparation

 It's often said an athlete's biggest battle is in their own head. But what are the ways in which professional athletes combat these doubts and then actually enhance their performance? Focused on senior secondary physical education viewers, this program delves into the minds of Olympic and elite athletes across diving, water polo, athletics and triathlon. Also included are insights from leading coaches and sports psychologists on how athletes can use concentration, visualisation and mental rehearsal techniques to improve performance. What's the best method for overcoming mistakes and how might athletes better train their mind? This showcase program illustrates how sports science has shifted from the physical to mental processes of athletes and what the future may hold for sporting performance

Nutrition and Hydration in Sport

Without the right fuel at the right time, an athlete's performance inevitably suffers. Understanding the critical roles of nutrition and hydration in sport are explored in this fresh, revealing program for senior secondary physical education audiences. Viewers are taken on a diary-type journey as Ironman Triathlete Bradley Conder prepares for the "big day". A leading sports dietician examines how energy sources - particularly carbohydrates, proteins and sporting drinks - affect athletes at three different stages: pre-competition, during competition and post-competition. The meticulous nature of a high-performance diet are highlighted throughout the program, illustrating just how far sports science has come and the constant demands the next generation of athletes will face.

Factors Affecting Performance: Skill Acquisition Part 2

The Learning Environment; Knowledge of Feedback, Knowledge of performance and Knowledge of results. This video looks at the stages of skill acquisition; and the various learning curves. Features coaches from team sports and individual sports offering their practical perspectives.


Types of Training and Training Methods

A good summary of the types of training and training methods


Principles of Training


Principles of Training



It's important to train the mind as well as the body!


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