In Triathletes in Motion, Marc Evans and Jane Cappaert present state-of-the-art multilevel assessments for identifying and correcting asymmetries caused by limitations in mobility,...
In Triathletes in Motion, Marc Evans and Jane Cappaert present state-of-the-art multilevel assessments for identifying and correcting asymmetries caused by limitations in mobility, flexibility, and stability. World-class analysis of techniques across the three events combined with functional exercise tests set a new standard for coaching individual technique. Traditionally the focus of triathlon is on volume, intensity, and training periodisation - doing particular workouts during the months, weeks, and days leading up to a race. But what if you could improve performance without logging extra distance on the road or in the water? That is the promise of Triathletes in Motion: Assessing Movement for World-Class Technique and Performance. In this book, Marc Evans introduces the Evans Assessment Principle to make the case that every triathlon training regimen should start with the physical assessments of movement. By looking carefully at movements during these assessments, you can detect limitations to mobility, flexibility, strength, and stability. These limiters cannot be corrected by traditional technique instruction alone, so Evans presents specific exercises and tests that address each one. The results are greater efficiency, fewer injuries, and faster performances. Whether you are a veteran triathlete seeking a performance breakthrough, a newer triathlete starting the training season, or a coach or member of a triathlon federation searching for that edge, training should start with Triathletes in Motion. This resource includes hundreds of tests and exercises to help triathletes swim, cycle, and run faster and more economically. Marc Evans was triathlon?s first professional coach and has consulted, coached, collaborated with, and mentored some of the biggest names in the sport, including Dave Scott and Scott Tinley. His coauthor, Dr. Jane Cappaert, is a leading expert in sport biomechanics. Now they make their unique expertise available to everyone in Triathletes in Motion. Contents Chapter 1. The Foundations of Triathlon Performance Chapter 2. Principles of Triathlon Training Chapter 3. Assessing Posture Chapter 4. Assessing Movement Chapter 5. Assessing and Strengthening the Core Chapter 6. Analyzing and Improving Swimming Technique Chapter 7. Analyzing and Improving Cycling Technique Chapter 8. Analyzing and Improving Running Technique Released 2014 368 Pages About The Authors Marc Evans has been inspiring excellence in endurance athletes and coaches since debuting as triathlon?s first professional coach in 1981. Triathletes in Motion, his fourth book, is his most comprehensive work to date and establishes a new standard for coaches and athletes with the Evans assessment principle by stressing the most important precept of coaching: individualisation . A two-time head coach for USA Triathlon, Marc led the elite 12-member team at the first World Championships in 1989 when Mark Allen won the gold medal for the United States. He was the head coach for the USA Triathlon performance testing at the Olympic Training Center and a founding member of USAT Coaching Commission. Jane Cappaert, PhD, is a leading expert in the field of biomechanics. Cappaert began her career at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She initially analyzed the biomechanics of athletes competing in a variety of sports. She then spent nine years studying and improving the technique of swimmers and triathletes while working at USA Swimming. From 1997 to 2000, Cappaert designed, developed, tested, and patented Speedo International's first full-body swimsuit called FastSkin. During its debut at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, swimmers wearing FastSkin suits won 83 percent of Olympic medals.