Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:
• Triathlon Science text
• Study guide
• Continuing education exam
Triathlon Science CE Course presents the most cutting- edge concepts, methods, and information to help train beginners to serious triathletes to reach their race potential. Triathletes participate in environmental extremes, such as high-altitude, extreme heat or cold, which puts the triathlete at risk for life-threatening injury. The repetitive nature of running, swimming, and biking puts these athletes at risk for repetitive injuries. The Triathlon Science CE Course teaches the musculoskeletal and physiological demands of the sport and athletic trainers, healthcare and fitness professionals, personal trainers, and coaches will learn how to fine- tune the physiological aspects of training individual athletes for each of the three disciplines and master the technical execution and efficiency for each event. Training modes, methods, and strategies are presented along with base building and multisport event-specific training and racing tactics. In-depth discussion of environmental factors and equipment options, nutrition for triathletes, injury prevention, and the psychology of multisport will take triathletes to the next level of performance.
An accompanying study guide outlines the course’s learning objectives, emphasizing the key points to review and helping learners to prepare for the course exam. The study guide includes a table of contents, course syllabus, key terminology, chapter activities, and a referenced answer key to the study guide.
The companion edited book, Triathlon Science, is written by leading triathlon experts who have achieved great success in training triathletes. This self-guided course allows users to work at their own pace in exploring the material and finishing with a 100-question exam composed of multiple-choice and true-or-false questions.
• Outline the physical attributes of triathletes such as cardiopulmonary physiology and muscle anatomy, environmental and genetic factors, and sex and age differences.
• Design training modes and methods for triathletes such as warm-up and cool-down, general and specific training, and strength and interval training.
• Explain how environmental factors and equipment options can affect performance.
• Describe the biomechanics of swimming, cycling, and running and how changes in technique can improve efficiency and performance.
• Understand training strategies in the triathlon, including periodization, tapering, and the physiology of overtraining.
• Learn how to build a proper training base for swimming, biking, and running.
• Define the physiological function in triathlon training, including aerobic capacity, economy, anaerobic threshold, and recovery.
• Recognize the nutrition needs of triathletes, including energy needs, nutrient timing, and supplements.
• Understand the multisport-specific training and racing tactics for various race distances and events.
• Discuss the psychology of multisport and outline the mental skills for peak performances.
• Understand sports medicine for triathletes, including medical care, preventive measures, and recovery techniques.
A continuing education course for personal trainers, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, and coaches.
Table of Contents
Study Guide Table of Contents
Part I: Course Syllabus
Part II: Learning With the Triathlon Science Book
Part I Physical Attributes of Triathletes
Chapter 1 Physiology and the Multisport Athlete
Randall L. Wilber
Chapter 2 Genetics and Inheritance in Triathlon Performance
Ildus I. Ahmetov and Malcolm Collins
Chapter 3 Gender and Age Considerations in Triathlon
Part II Technical Execution and Efficiency in Each Event
Chapter 4 Swimming Biomechanics for Triathlon
Chapter 5 Cycling Biomechanics for Triathlon
Jeff Broker and Sean Langlais
Chapter 6 Running Biomechanics for Triathlon
Part III Environmental Factors and Equipment Options
Chapter 7 In the Water
Bruce Mason and Gina Sacilotto
Chapter 8 On the Bike
Jeff Broker and Sean Langlais
Chapter 9 For the Run
Chapter 10 Triathlon Training Technologies
Part IV Physiological Function in Triathlon Training
Chapter 11 Aerobic Capacity
Chapter 12 Economy
Chapter 13 Anaerobic Threshold
Chapter 14 Muscle Types and Triathlon Performance
Chapter 15 Fatigue Resistance and Recovery
Part V Training Modes and Methods for Triathletes
Chapter 16 Warm-Up and Cool-Down
Chapter 17 Flexibility and Core Strength
Chapter 18 Strength Training
Chapter 19 General and Specific Training
Chapter 20 Interval Training
Part VI Training Strategies in Triathlon
Chapter 21 Duration, Frequency, and Intensity
Chapter 22 Periodization
Chapter 23 Tapering and Peaking for Races
Chapter 24 Physiology of Overtraining
Part VII Training Base Building for Triathlon
Chapter 25 Swim Base Building
Chapter 26 Bike Base Building
Chapter 27 Run Base Building
Part VIII Multisport Event-Specific Training and Racing Tactics
Chapter 28 Sprint
Chapter 29 Olympic
Chapter 30 Half-Ironman
Chapter 31 Ironman
Chapter 32 Duathlon
Chapter 33 Combination Workout Training
Part IX Sports Medicine for Triathletes
Chapter 34 Triathlete Body Maintenance and Medical Care
Chapter 35 Triathlon Injuries and Preventive Measures
Chapter 36 Triathlon Injury Recovery Techniques
Part X Nutrition for Triathletes
Chapter 37 Energy Needs, Sources, and Utilization
Chapter 38 Nutrition Periodization
Chapter 39 Nutrient Timing for Triathlon Training and Racing
Chapter 40 Supplements for Triathletes
Part XI Psychology of Multisport
Chapter 41 Mental Toughness for Triathlon
Chapter 42 Psychology of Triathlon Training
Chapter 43 Mental Skills for Peak Triathlon Performance
Epilogue: The Application of Science in Triathlon
Study Guide Answer Key
Part III: Exam and Evaluation
Exam Answer Sheet