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dc.contributor.authorNevin, Jonpaul
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Paul M.
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-27T15:36:34Z
dc.date.available2021-04-27T15:36:34Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-21
dc.identifier.citationNevin, J. and Smith, P. (2021) 'The Effectiveness of a 30-Week Concurrent Strength and Endurance Training Program in Preparation for an Ultra-Endurance Handcycling Challenge: A Case Study', International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 1(aop), pp.1-7. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2020-0749en_US
dc.identifier.issn1555-0265
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/11373
dc.descriptionArticle published in International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance available at https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2020-0749en_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The aim of the following case study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a 30-week concurrent strength and endurance training program designed to prepare a trained H4 male handcyclist (aged 28 y, bilateral, above knee amputee, and body mass 65.6 kg) for a 1407-km ultra-endurance handcycling challenge. Methods: This observational case study tracked selected physiological measures, training intensity distribution, and total training load over the course of a 30-week concurrent training protocol. Furthermore, the athlete’s performance profile during the ultra-endurance challenge was monitored with power output, cadence, speed, and heart rate recorded throughout. Results: Findings revealed considerable improvements in power output at a fixed blood lactate concentration of 4 mmol·L−1 (+25.7%), peak aerobic power output (+18.9%), power-to-mass ratio (+18.3%), relative peak oxygen uptake (+13.9%), gross mechanical efficiency (+4.6%), bench press 1-repetition maximum (+4.3%), and prone bench pull 1-repetition maximum (+14.9%). The athlete completed the 1407-km route in a new handcycling world record time of 89:55 hours. Average speed was 18.7 (2.1) km·h−1; cadence averaged 70.0 (2.6) rpm, while average power output was 67 (12) W. In terms of internal load, the athlete’s average heart rate was 111 (11) beats per minute. Conclusion: These findings demonstrate how a long-term concurrent strength and endurance training program can be used to optimize handcycling performance capabilities in preparation for an ultra-endurance cycling event. Knowledge emerging from this case study provides valuable information that can guide best practices with respect to handcycling training for ultra-endurance events.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherHuman Kineticsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance;
dc.titleThe Effectiveness of a 30-Week Concurrent Strength and Endurance Training Program in Preparation for an Ultra-Endurance Handcycling Challenge: A Case Studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2020-0749
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-01-14
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
rioxxterms.funder.project37baf166-7129-4cd4-b6a1-507454d1372een_US


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