Mountain Performance Online Workshop

In this 7-hour online seminar Steve and Scott present a series of lectures that address climbing, ski-mountaineering, SkiMo Racing, and mountain running (up to and including ultra-distances) specific training for the self-coached athlete.

With the purchase you will gain access to Mountain Performance Workshop video content for one year.

TrainingPeaks

$299.00

This workshop is ideal for all mountain athletes with and without prior training experience.

Steve and Scott will teach you how to apply proven training theory in a structured, intelligent way to most effectively train for your mountain sports. Some of the topics covered are:

    • The history of Uphill Athlete: how we know what we know and why we know it works.
    • A brief history of endurance training
    • Creating a relevant self-assessment
    • Short and long term goals: Process vs. Outcome
    • Proven methods of improving your aerobic capacity
    • How to identify and train the fundamental qualities that make up your event
    • Structural and functional training adaptations and why they matter.
    • Understanding Transfer of Training concept to maximize your gains
    • Specificity of training: When, where, and how to incorporate
    • Understanding your aerobic rate-limiters
    • Fat-adaptation and the endurance athlete
    • Diet/training modifications proven to increase long-duration endurance performance
    • Discussion of the scientific-consensus view of fat utilization during exercise
    • Monitoring recovery and training status
    • Fatigue and how to manage it
    • Speed and its relation to strength
    • Strength training for endurance and uphill athletes
    • Muscular Endurance Training: When and How.
    • Planning
    • Administering your plan
    • Specific workout design and programming
    • Building weekly and monthly workout plans
    • How to program with purpose
    • How elites train and what you should, and should not, copy from their training.
    • Understanding performance studies from a coach/athlete point of view. (And why the coaches are always ahead of the scientists.)
    • Real-world examples of a training program’s effect on two athletes: world-class cross-country skier, an Everest climber, and a US Navy SEAL
    • An overview of lactate dynamics and importance of lactate for endurance athletes
    • Use of TrainingPeaks.com for planning, recording and analyzing workouts particularly for improvements in aerobic capacity and carried fatigue
    • Understanding and measuring the effect a training session
    • Understanding and measuring your recovery
    • What (nearly all) strength/gym-based coaches don’t understand about training for mountain performance.
    • Capacity Training vs Utilization Training: Concept and application.
    • When and How to do high intensity training. Includes discussion of specific workouts.
    • Understanding the concept of the anaerobic (or lactate) threshold and its relation to endurance
    • How to do anaerobic threshold training. Includes discussion of specific workouts.