Fall is coming.
For some this means their sport season is coming to a close (triathlon for example). For others, this means their season is just starting. Many team sports like volleyball, hockey, soccer, and football will be in full swing in just a few short weeks.
Beginning any new season, a self assessment should be used to figure out where your strengths and weaknesses are. Using a couple of different tests, a profile can be designed to figure out your cardiovascular and strength abilities. The very least of these parameters should be:
Maximum ability: What is the most force you can give for a short amount of time? Finding this will show where your ceiling is. Improvements should be made throughout the season to raise your physiological roof.
Recovery ability: Unless your doing just 1 effort and calling it a day, your ability to recover is paramount in any game. Finding this parameter is the benchmark of your training.
Threshold: Your Transition Point is the key for unlocking both of these potentials.
Armed with this information, a season can progress successfully. Re-assessing these abilities year round will help guide you to a higher level of competition.
Take the time to invest in your future. Transition Point Training has sport specific tests to help any individual progress in their sport.