The Application of High-Intensity Interval Training for Triathlon

Gain a Competitive Edge for Your Athletes, Your Team, and Yourself

After completing this HIIT course, you’ll know:

The unique factors of the sport (and variations) that need to be considered when applying high-intensity interval training (HIIT).

Physical performance contributions (speed, strength, endurance) to the sport.

Aerobic oxidative, anaerobic glycolytic metabolic response, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal strain targets as applicable to the sport and athlete.

The different HIIT types applicable to the sport based on the physiological targets.

 

How to apply manipulations of HIIT variables to optimize the training program for sport and athlete variations.

Surveillance and monitoring tools used to assess external and internal training load and training load response.

How to incorporate HIIT into your training programs with context of sport and athlete-specific variations.

Course Description

The Practical Application of High-Intensity Interval Training for Triathlon course teaches how to effectively implement High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to take performance to the next level.

This course focuses on the unique aspects of your sport, the skill and physiological requirements needed to successfully perform at a high level, and the key HIIT methods to apply in order to elicit the desired physiological responses for optimal training adaptation and performance.

While the course includes theoretical knowledge to facilitate understanding, it mostly focuses on the practical application to help you build true mastery so you can deliver measurable gains on the playing field, and not just in the lab. The expert instructors present specific tools, tactics and performance indicators to tailor HIIT to your particular context with detailed surveillance methods and training plan examples that they have developed over years of hands-on coaching of elite athletes.

2+ hours on-demand video

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Course Content

Part 1: Description of the Sport and Factors of Winning

Topics covered:

  • Description of the sport
  • The history and evolution of the sport
  • The unique factors of the sport (and variations) that need to be considered when developing/optimizing a training program
  • Factors of winning: physical, skills and tactics
  • Physical performance contributions to the sport: speed, strength and endurance

Lesson duration: 14:14

Part 2: Targets of Physical Performance

Topics covered:

  • Targets of physical performance for the sport: speed, strength and endurance
  • Aerobic oxidative targets (with discussion on VO2max, the respiratory system, circulatory system, tissue deoxygenation) as applicable
  • Anaerobic glycolytic metabolic response targets as applicable
  • Neuromuscular and musculoskeletal strain targets as applicable
  • Specific target modifications for key sport and athlete variations

Lesson duration: 15:38

Part 3: Key HIIT Weapons and Their Manipulations

Topics covered:

  • Polarized training
  • The different HIIT weapons applicable to the sport (long and short intervals, repeated sprints, sprint intervals and game-based HIIT) based on the physiological targets
  • Manipulations of HIIT variables to optimize training:
    • Intensity/duration
    • Recovery period intensity/duration
    • Number of intervals
    • Series duration
    • Between series recovery intensity/duration
    • Total work performed
    • Exercise mode and ground surface for run-based HIIT
    • Environmental conditions
    • Nutritional status
  • Specificity – manipulating training to match demands of sport variation or athlete variation

Lesson duration: 28:17

Part 4: Incorporation of HIIT, Surveillance and Training Plan Examples

Topics covered:

  • Surveillance and monitoring tools used in the sport 
  • External and internal training load
  • Polarization training model and assessment
  • Assessing response to training load
  • Controllable and uncontrollable factors of training
  • Sample training programs sport variation or athlete-specific variations
  • Sample training programs for seasonal training, travel, and competition events

Lesson duration: 36:24

Bonus Content

Topics covered:

  • Cycle Training Session with Lewis Ryan
  • Run Training Session with Lewis Ryan

Lesson duration: 51:00

About the Instructors

Paul Laursen

Paul Laursen

Adjunct Professor / Coach / HIITScience Lecturer

Website: www.plewsandprof.com

BIO
I am an author, endurance coach, high-performance consultant and entrepreneur. I was formerly employed as the Physiology Manager for High Performance Sport New Zealand, and have retained my former joint role as Adjunct Professor of Exercise Physiology at Auckland University of Technology. The purpose of my role was to reside at the nexus between theory, research and application of sport science and physiology for high-performance sport. I have a broad area of research interests that include high-intensity interval training, heart rate variability, thermoregulation, health and artificial intelligence application to training. I have published over 125 refereed manuscripts in moderate-to-high impact exercise and sports science journals, with this work having been cited more than 8000 times. I have competed in 17 Ironman triathlon races and continue to train and prepare for future events. I am the co-inventor of Floe Bottle, the world’s first insulated ice slushy bottle, which assists to promote internal cooling for athletes and workers (www.floebottle.com).
CREDENTIALS
  • Former Physiology Manager of High Performance Sport New Zealand (2009-2016)
  • Adjunct Professor, AUT University, New Zealand (2009-present)
  • Associate Professor, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia (2005-2009)
EDUCATION

PhD, University of Queensland, Australia (2000-2004)

MSc, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (1997-1999)

Dr. Daniel Plews PhD

Dr. Daniel Plews PhD

Coach, Researcher and Applied Sport Scientist

Website: www.plewsandprof.com

BIO

Dan Plews is an Applied Sports Scientist, Researcher and coach. As a Sports Scientist (specialising in the area of Physiology) Dan has worked closely with athletes who have won more than 25 world and Olympic titles in the sports of rowing, kayak and triathlon. Athletes include Mahe Drysdale, Lisa Carrington, Eric Murray and Hamish Bond. As a researcher, Dan completed his PhD in the area of applied heart rate variability (HRV). This work focused on implementing and validating methods regarding the application of HRV to track training adaptation in elite athletes. Since then, Dan has gone onto having more than 21 peer-reviewed publications in the area of applied sports science. Dan is seriously passionate about endurance sport, particularly Ironman triathlon, where he has coached 3 athletes under the 8-hour barrier. He lives and breathes it, and is a competitive Ironman athlete himself. In 2018 he broke the amateur course record at Ironman New Zealand by more than 10 minutes in a time of 8 hr 35 min. Dan thrives on continuous learning and being on the cutting edge of applied sports science. He often throws himself into the depths of new science, measurements and self-quantification to find out first hand the effects that they have on training adaptation.

CREDENTIALS
  • PhD Exercise Physiology
  • Formerly Head Physiologist for Rowing New Zealand
  • Currently Head Physiologist for Canoe racing New Zealand (Women’s Team)
  • Ironman Triathlon coach of 3 x sub-8-hour Ironman athletes
  • Research Fellow at AUT University

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Some Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this HIIT Course for?

Whether you’re a student just starting your job search or a seasoned professional looking to add HIIT to your training arsenal, we’ve included everything you need to understand the science behind and practical application of HIIT.

Are there any prerequisites for the course?

While there aren’t any specific prerequisites for this course, we do use a lot of sport-science related technical language.

How is course content accessed/delivered?

All course material is available through our easy-to-use online platform.

Once in enrolled, you get instant access to the video lectures so you can progress through the course at your own pace. Each lecture also has lesson comments to ask/answer questions and interact with your instructors and fellow students.

Will I get any support or individual attention?

Of course! There are discussion sections for each lesson where you can ask questions or leave comments and engage with your instructors and fellow students. You also have email access to the instructors.

And if you have any technical issues accessing the course content, you can always email us at support@hiitscience.com – we’ll get you back to learning in no time.

How long will I have access to the content?

When you enroll in HIIT Course, you’ll get instant, lifetime access to all course content so you can take the course at your own pace and come back as often as you need to refresh your knowledge.

Will I receive Continuing Education Credits for this course?

No. We do not offer CEUs for this individual sport course.

However, if you are looking to earn CEUs about HIIT, you can earn CEUs for the larger Science and Application of High-Intensity Interval Training course. That course offers a Certificate of Completion and you’ll earn National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Continuing Education credit hours as well as endorsed credits from BASES.

What if I sign up and decide the course is not right for me?

If you’re not 100% satisfied in your investment in the course, we’ll refund 100% of what you’ve paid if you make a request within 45 days of enrollment.

No questions asked.

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