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    LTAD – Stage 3

    November 2, 2018

November 2, 2018

LTAD – Stage 3

Here at yoga Athletex we follow the LTAD model, which stands for Long Term Athletic Development. The LTAD model is a foundation for an optimal training, competition and post competition/recovery for athletes training at every level. There are 6 steps to this training model, but today we are going to talk about Phase III.

Phase III of the LTAD model: Train to Win.
Aimed for girls at the ages of 8-11 and boys 9-12, here we are focusing overall development of the athletes physical capabilities and their foundational movement skills. Areas where the athlete will physically improve on and gain knowledge follow. We develop an aerobic base, speed and sport specific skills. The athlete is taught proper weight lifting techniques while a huge emphasis is put on stretching and flexibility due to growing bones, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. The athlete is taught proper nutrition for pre, during, and post competition or workout, and how and when to hydrate. The athlete is also taught the importance and significance of metal preparation to gain optimal performance. The athlete will also learn pre and post competition routines, because routines are everything! This early specialization training promotes, technical, and tactical knowledge which prevents athletes from injuring themselves.
All in all, training with the LTAD model reaps multiple benefits. For example, there are higher sporting achievements due to the planned out training style based on an athletes age. Another is less possibility of a burnout because of the diversity and versatility LTAD in training methods has to offer, especially at a young age. Finally is injury prevention. we can help prevent injuries caused by forced development or bad training practice because LTAD model will give coaches, athletes and parents the basic impressions on what the trainings should focus on.

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