Longitudinal training strategies
Elite Youth Cycling
Taylor & Francis
School of Medical and Health Sciences
In the life of an athlete, and cyclists are no different, training accompanies and characterizes the person’s entire career, from youth to adulthood. Indeed, a good longitudinal training strategy is, together with a few other fundamental aspects described in this book, what takes a young cyclist from the playground to the Olympic Games. Training does not only referred to what is done on the bike. Instead, best- practice long-term athlete development needs to consider several areas, including but not limited, to resistance training, skill acquisition, psychology, nutrition, the athlete’s education and self-maintenance habits. This chapter focuses on the longitudinal training strategies that are important to supporting the development of the young cyclist.
Menaspà , P., & Abbiss, C. (2020). Longitudinal training strategies. In Elite Youth Cycling, (p.88-102), Taylor & Francis https://www.routledge.com/Elite-Youth-Cycling/Nimmerichter/p/book/9780367586560