Expand your sports conditioning expertise while earning continuing education credits. Whether you’re training recreational or professional athletes, you’ll benefit from the knowledge you gain in this course. Read these three in-depth articles to learn more about hyponatremia, tapering science and strategy, and what to expect when your fitness career path includes training professional athletes.
Articles and the test from the September 2005 CEC Sports Conditioning Issue of IDEA Fitness Journal.
After reading these articles, readers should be able to do the following:
- Define tapering and explain why it is important in an athlete’s training plan.
- Describe the appropriate duration of tapering
periods, in days, for various activities.
- Describe the appropriate design vis-à-vis exercise intensity and exercise volume during a tapering period and how this varies depending on a client’s activity requirements.
- Identify the signs and symptoms related to overtraining and detraining.
- Design tapering workouts—with exercise volume, frequency and intensity guidelines—for a variety
- Define hyponatremia and dehydration.
- Identify the populations at highest risk for hyponatremia and dehydration.
- Apply the most up-to-date and scientifically sound hydration recommendations.
- Identify ways to recognize and treat hyponatremia and dehydration.
- Calculate sweat rate using the protocol provided
by USA Track & Field.