When Plateauing Is a Good Thing: Extending Peak Performance During the Competitive Phase [DVD]When Plateauing Is a Good Thing: Extending Peak Performance During the Competitive Phase explains how track and field coaches can train their athletes to reach their peak performance levels when their competitions are most important. The DVD reviews the theory and science behind periodization and details what coaches can do to extend competition readiness over the increasingly longer championship season that track and field athletes at all competitive levels are encountering. The DVD is designed to be a must-have resource for all track and field coaches and athletes.
Among the topics covered:
- Examining the concept of peaking
- Factors affecting competitive performance
- Pre-competitive phase training to enhance performance readiness
- Regulating performance readiness
- Minimizing detraining during the competitive phase
- Application of concepts
Mike Young, Ph.D., is the director of sports performance for Human Performance Consulting (HPC). With a bachelor’s degree in physiology, a master’s degree in athletic administration, and a Ph.D. in biomechanics, Mike has served as a consultant for Olympians, national champions, collegiate national champions, and professionals in track and field, as well as athletes participating in skeleton, bobsled, speed skating, golf, baseball, and football. As the coach of the HPC Elite track team, he coached three jumpers to world rankings and five USATF indoor or outdoor championship qualifiers. In 2008, he coached Dallas Robinson to the fastest 55m time in eight years and world ranked times in the 60m and 200m. Mike is certified as a USA Track & Field Level I, II, and III coach, and is only one of two people to be a Level III instructor in three different event disciplines (sprints, throws, and jumps).