Triathlon Package - Packages - University of Derby

Triathlon Package

Our services are specifically tailored to provide support to a wide range of sports, and for athletes of all levels, from beginners to elite performers

Triathlon Package

Triathlon is a physically demanding sport and getting your training right is key to success. The volume of training required means that keeping yourself injury free is also vital. Our assessment will provide you with an understanding of your body’s capabilities meaning that you will be more efficient with your training, helping you to achieve your goals. 

You can access a package of support, including any of the options below.

Physiology Assessments

The purpose of physiological testing is to provide information that can be used to both optimise training and enhance performance. Getting your training intensities correct and working on the right things at the right stage of the year means you aren’t wasting precious training time. The risks of injury, illness and overtraining can also be reduced as a consequence of utilising evidence based practice. The main physiological variables that impact on performance will vary depending on the event you do, so getting your training right for your event and also for your current physiological status is important.

The triathlete package will be run over the course of two testing sessions in order to ascertain important performance related information both running and cycling, thus allowing increased efficiency with subsequent training. Both testing sessions (i.e. the running and cycling) will comprise of two key parts (submaximal and maximal) and includes measures of running economy, maximal heart rate and O2max to coincide with corresponding heart rates matched to both cycling work rates and running intensities. Following a comprehensive warm up, participants will begin the test at an individualised intensity that is determined by our pre-screening process. This is adjusted according to important factors such as seasonal factors, current training levels and level of competition. The adjustment here is necessary to ensure that the test is pitched at the correct level for each athlete and that all important components of fitness are assessed suitably, thus allowing our staff to provide the appropriate guidance.  The nature of the test is incremental meaning that the intensity of the test will continue to increase (usually in 60 s intervals) until you reach exhaustion. 

Musculoskeletal Screening

Early identification of musculoskeletal problems such as reduced joint mobility, limb asymmetry or poor limb alignment can reduce the occurrence of acute and chronic injury, and enhance performance through the development of appropriate conditioning exercise programmes.

Gait Analysis

Have your running gait filmed and analysed using specialist software that allows our expert staff to pin-point any causes or potential causes of injury. These can then be addressed through appropriate treatment or exercise programmes. This assessment will also help you choose the most appropriate running shoes for your running style.

Report

Following your visit to the clinic our expert staff will analyse your data and prepare a detailed written report explaining your results, highlighting your strengths and weaknesses and giving training advice and guidelines based on your results.

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