SPECIFICITY: BRICK TRAINING FOR THE BIKE TO RUN TRANSITION IN TRIATHLON

  • Mark Walsh
  • Jeff Hohl
  • Adam Strang
  • Josh Haworth
Keywords: ApEn, brick, movement, nonlinear

Abstract

Practicing the transition in triathlon makes sense according to the principle of specificity. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of workouts that target the bike-run transition. Subjects (N=12) performed two types of workouts to examine the effects of brick workouts as opposed to single event training on the bike-run transition. Our results indicate that the brick workouts had a positive effect on the transition, however, more needs to be known about the mechanism behind the effect of brick workouts for both competitive and novice triathletes.
Published
2014-10-07
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities