Dominican University of California
 

Presentation or Panel Title

Preferred Pre-Performance Training Techniques for Athletes and Triathletes

Location

Guzman Lecture Hall, Dominican University of California

Start Date

4-20-2017 6:00 PM

End Date

4-20-2017 7:00 PM

Department

Health Sciences

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Michaela George, MPH, Ph.D.

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Having been involved in sports my whole life I have always had a fascination with the world’s top athletes. Over the past couple years I have competed in several triathlons, and fallen in love with the sport. Participation in USA Triathlon owned events surged in 2014, with the overall annual membership base of 170,033 adult and youth members (Post, 2016). Also One-day memberships now stand at over 477,000, meaning those people who sign up for a Single-race (Post, 2016). Although much research has been conducted regarding athletes and their pre-performance training schedules, yet very few have focused on triathletes (Barnett et. al., 2012.). Sports related injuries due to lack of proper training are very prevalent this day in age (The Triathletes Training Bible). The tricky part is that injuries can come from overtraining or undertraining. However, finding the perfect balance may be beneficial to your performance and to your body. Many people may think that all athletes train exceptionally hard in the weeks leading to their performance. However, previous studies have shown that not every athlete trains the same way to put forth their best performance (The Triathletes Training Bible). Thus, it is important to study what athletes do prior to a race, game, or match, and how that affects their performance. Furthermore, most athletes rely on more than just their training to be well prepared. For those athletes who are serious about their sport, a healthy diet is very beneficial (Doering et. al., 2015). Despite that, too many athletes are leaving a healthy nutrition out of their training schedule (Hansen et. al., 2016). It is therefore imperative to understand why so many athletes have poor nutrition. For the purpose of the study I will focus on the importance of pre-performance training and nutrition in athletes, especially in triathletes. The questionnaire will gather information on the following research questions: Is there a relationship between intense pre-performance training and a great performance? How does training and nutrition of athletes of different sports compare to triathletes?

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Preferred Pre-Performance Training Techniques for Athletes and Triathletes

Guzman Lecture Hall, Dominican University of California

Having been involved in sports my whole life I have always had a fascination with the world’s top athletes. Over the past couple years I have competed in several triathlons, and fallen in love with the sport. Participation in USA Triathlon owned events surged in 2014, with the overall annual membership base of 170,033 adult and youth members (Post, 2016). Also One-day memberships now stand at over 477,000, meaning those people who sign up for a Single-race (Post, 2016). Although much research has been conducted regarding athletes and their pre-performance training schedules, yet very few have focused on triathletes (Barnett et. al., 2012.). Sports related injuries due to lack of proper training are very prevalent this day in age (The Triathletes Training Bible). The tricky part is that injuries can come from overtraining or undertraining. However, finding the perfect balance may be beneficial to your performance and to your body. Many people may think that all athletes train exceptionally hard in the weeks leading to their performance. However, previous studies have shown that not every athlete trains the same way to put forth their best performance (The Triathletes Training Bible). Thus, it is important to study what athletes do prior to a race, game, or match, and how that affects their performance. Furthermore, most athletes rely on more than just their training to be well prepared. For those athletes who are serious about their sport, a healthy diet is very beneficial (Doering et. al., 2015). Despite that, too many athletes are leaving a healthy nutrition out of their training schedule (Hansen et. al., 2016). It is therefore imperative to understand why so many athletes have poor nutrition. For the purpose of the study I will focus on the importance of pre-performance training and nutrition in athletes, especially in triathletes. The questionnaire will gather information on the following research questions: Is there a relationship between intense pre-performance training and a great performance? How does training and nutrition of athletes of different sports compare to triathletes?