There’s a key concept in miCoach training that can help you increase your max speed, stay in high-intensity zones longer, and increase your number of sprints. It’s called base fitness, and improving it is important for any sport or competition.
Developing your base fitness, or fitness base, means conditioning the body’s three energy systems:
- Aerobic system (used to recover and go long distances)
- Anaerobic system (used for higher-intensity work)
- Phosphogen system (used for very short bursts of high-intensity exercise).
In other words, developing your base fitness will allow you to play harder, exert more power, and go longer without tiring out before the end of the game. Delaying the onset of fatigue will also help reduce your risk for injury.
With a better fitness base, your aerobic system works more efficiently in order to aid the body in recovering from exercise. So during periods of rest, such as a short stoppage of play in a game, the body is able to recover and prepare for future high-intensity sprints. This allows you to maintain a high level of play throughout competition, so you’ll spend more time in your high-intensity zones and increase your number of sprints you’re able to do in a match or game.
To improve your base fitness, check out the training plans here on miCoach.com:
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