Earn CECs while you learn from this trio of expertly written sports training articles. Learn about working with master athletes and how the experience can be rewarding and eye-opening. Discover how plyometrics can be a great training tool when implemented correctly. Find out what the proper food and fluid needs are for marathon runners.
Articles and the test from the September 2008 CEC Sports Conditioning Issue of IDEA Fitness Journal.
Available Course Credits
Understand the current profile of masters athletes.
Be more familiar with the unique training aspects
of this group.
Understand the effects of aging on performance.
Comprehend and utilize basic training principles
for working with this population.
Identify useful resources to use when working
with masters athletes.
Define the term plyometrics, and identify the goals
of plyometric training.
Define amortization phase and rate of force development, and understand how each impacts exercise
Describe the types of strength critical for plyometrics drills.
Identify the factors to consider when evaluating the
appropriateness of plyometric training for a variety
Identify examples of upper-body and lower-body plyometric exercises and understand the basics behind exercise progression and design of plyometric programs.
Identify essential macronutrients needed by endurance athletes.
Quantify the amount of each macronutrient needed,
or the percentage of caloric intake that should come from each nutrient, as applicable.
Describe the amount and best source of fluids needed before, during and after a marathon race.
Create a sample meal and fluid plan for your own
training and race day needs.
Know how to conduct a sweat test or hydration analysis.