WHO IS IT FOR?
The purpose of this manual is to provide anyone including fitness professionals with a reference manual containing theoretical background applied to endurance sports. This guide contains three parts that covers all aspects of endurance training: from methods and tips to equipment and common injuries, as well as preparation for racing.
The first part of the course centres on the cardio-respiratory system and the science behind fitness including cardio-vascular endurance, muscular strength and stamina. Biological aspects of the functioning of the skeletal muscle are also covered from a mechanical point of view down to the cell level. Crucial biochemical components are explained in simple words to understand the physiology behind physical exertion. The energy systems that enable every cell, tissue and organ of our bodies to function are described in the context of aerobic and anaerobic thresholds. Linked to these thresholds are the training heart rate zones, which are defined and explained along major parameters measured such as maximal oxygen uptake.
The second part of the course focuses on the application of this theoretical knowledge to endurance sports, namely triathlon and adventure races. The disciplines exposed here are swimming, cycling and running. Categories, race types, training design as well as optimal choice of gear and equipment are covered here. The last part of the course deals with sub-training to enhance performance. This includes ways of improving functional fitness and building core strength. Fitness assessments are reviewed and common injuries encountered in triathlon are covered extensively. Finally, mental preparation for racing and nutrition advice is also given.
After completing this module and taking part in the master class, you will have understood the basics of sports science applied to triathlon and gained thorough knowledge on how to train and prepare efficiently for race day.
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After this course, you will be able to:
Name and describe the anatomy of the cardiovascular system
Name and describe the physiology of the cardiovascular system
Using the 3 energy system
Using the principles of warm-up and cool down
Explain the key terms (cardiac output, stroke volume, heart rate reserved, EPOC)
Using the cardiovascular training zones
Design a cardiovascular session in a gym setting
Design a cardiovascular session in a sport specific setting
Using interval training
Respond to health and safety issues
You will gain a thorough understanding about how to train marathon runners, sprinters and players, to improve their game.
Maximise the use of the club’s large sports hall or outdoor track.
Condition normal clients for marathons, triathlons and other events.
Plan and deliver sessions directly to athletes or aid a coach in the preparation of athletes.
This course is open for everyone who wants to improve their teaching skills and general knowledge in the field, walking the path of development and reach excellence.
This course requires a recognised, valid and current Fitness Instructor , Gym Instructor or Personal Trainer qualification which is accredited and mapped at EQF Level 2 | NQF level 3* / EQF Level 3 | NQF Level 4. If you didn't qualify with us, a scanned copy of your certificate will be required in response to your registration confirmation email.
Please inform us during the registration process if you have any learning difficulties or disabilities so we can accommodate you appropriately.
Course hours that require 100% attendance: 7.5 hours held on one weekend day
Additional self-study hours: 5 - 8 hours* the time burden can vary depending
Every participant receives Certificate of Attendance. This certificate will confirm attendance however it is not a teaching qualification.
In order to obtain Instructor Certificate, students must pass the examination.
Exam consists of two parts: theory and practical.
Theory : 16 MCQ (multiple choice questions) – pass rate 75% (12 correct answers) This exam takes place online and can be attempted by a student in their own time however within 1 month from the exam fee being paid and 6 months from the end of the course. The exam link allows for 1 attempt only and in case of the failed exam repeat exam fee must be paid in order to take the exam again.
Practical : students will record and send 30 min video showing the class they teach ( with their client). Teacher will explain all aspects of exam during the course.
The video must be submitted within 1 month from the exam fee being paid . Feedback from the teacher will be sent over via email. Students can send 3 recordings within a month.
Please ensure you receive all relevant information from your teacher during the course in relation to the practical assessment.
Exam fee must be paid before the exam. This fee is non-refundable.
Exam fee includes marketing tools available to students after the course.
All our courses are recognised worldwide.
All PFS qualifications meet industry standards that have been developed and published by the European Health & Fitness Association (EHFA).
ProFi UK ensures that all standards used are mapped to and meet all appropriate International standards where possible, to ensure all ProFi UK students benefit from recognition of their status from other International bodies.
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