Triathlon training plans – Getting the Best Coachby Mohit J. White Hat Link Building Services
What to look for in great triathlon and cycling coaching has changed over the years. This evolution in training and monitoring methods has made it possible for athletes to achieve things they never imagined. Coaches are not just for professional athletes. Here is a look at what to expect from coaching and what to look for in a top coach.
Working out is not all you need to do!
There was a time when coaches just focused on your workouts and training. While of course your strength and fitness are a huge part of how you perform in triathlons and cycling competitions, there is more to it then just practicing to cycle, swim and run.
Developments in technology have made an impact on the kind of programs that can be designed for individuals. The routines or workouts are not the only things you should be getting from a coach. Lifestyle choices, diet, health, recovery time, biochemical deficiencies and more are all just as important in how you are progressing.
Be sure that any plan you are working on is individualised to your needs and not just something printed off the internet. Does it change when you are sick, stressed or less available? Is it evaluated regularly and adjusted accordingly?
More data is good
As well as measuring heart rate, distance, speed and heart rate there are more things that should be looked at as part of good triathlon training plans. Recovery time and rate, oxygen saturation, hydration, amino acid levels, testosterone levels, calorie balance and more are all other important data to be considered.
Coaches should look at how your body is performing and levels of different things that can impact that. Do you need more vitamin D, iron, fatty acids or such in your diet?
You get more from having a team behind you
It should not just be you and a coach. There should be a team behind you. A sports physician, chiropractor, dietitian or nutritionist, massage therapist, and so on.
People to look after you, monitor you and feedback to your coach so they have all your data and can track it. You will get a lot better results in your performance when you have a team and they are communicating with each other.
Use an experienced coach
Experience counts for a lot in many fields and this is certainly one of them. When looking for cycling coaching look for someone with a few years behind them. If they are coaching you in a sport they should know it, have lived it and have expert guidance to offer. Be wary that there are a lot of so-called coaches out there that are not really experienced or trained in anything. Check into them before you hire them.
Make sure your coach stays in communication with you
A triathlon coach after coming up with triathlon training plans should not then just leave you to it and be hard to reach. They should not take more than 24 hours to get back to you if you reach out to them. You should have regular meetings, whether in person or online. The plans should be changing and evolving as different things come up.
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