Webinar: Performance & Recovery & Intro to Biokinetics with Peter Thompson

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Upcoming webinar with Peter Thompson

Dates

  • Friday 30th April
  • Wednesday 5th May

 

Time

7-30pm to 8-50pm

 

Webinar

  • #1: Priming for Performance and Recovery
  • #2: Introduction to Biokinetics – the 4th Energy System

 

Register

Free to register HERE.

 

Fri 30th April

Priming for Performance and Recovery in Training and Competition - What to Do and When to Do It

Most coaches are now familiar with the RAMP warm up and what the acronym stands for. This webinar will discuss what activities make for optimal (RAM) Potentiation or "Priming" in the warm up for training and competition so that the metabolic energy systems and biokinetic energy system are appropriately activated to bring the athlete to the start, optimally ready to go.

We shall will also discuss priming for recovery - activities can we do in training or after competition to speed the recovery and adaptation process.

Peter has held roles with the IAAF (now World Athletics), as Event Group Leader for Endurance, and the European Athletics Coach Association as European Endurance Leader. Since 1978, Peter has concentrated on the middle and long distance events with his athletes setting six world records. He formally defined the ‘New Interval Training’ method in 1995, after innovating, developing and using the method from 1975.

More recently he has identified, defined and developed the terms ‘Biokinetics’ and ‘The Fourth Energy System’, which is one of the concepts that underpin Athletics Ireland’s training philosophy for physical preparation.

 

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Weds 5th May

Introduction to Biokinetic Energy - the Fourth Energy System

All coach education materials currently include coverage of the three metabolic energy systems - 1) ATP-CP, 2) Lactate and 3) Aerobic systems. Now, we are clearly identifying the role that the whole-body kinetic chain has in providing Biokinetic Energy - now recognised as "the fourth energy system". Some athletes have naturally high levels of biokinetic energy production and others, much less so. But all athletes, whether naturally high or low, can improve their biokinetic energy contribution, dramatically improving performance.

This webinar will introduce, in simple terms, what Biokinetic Energy is, discuss why you should be aware of it and, most importantly, present what you can do as a coach or athlete to improve it.

Peter has held roles with the IAAF (now World Athletics), as Event Group Leader for Endurance, and the European Athletics Coach Association as European Endurance Leader. Since 1978, Peter has concentrated on the middle and long distance events with his athletes setting six world records. He formally defined the ‘New Interval Training’ method in 1995, after innovating, developing and using the method from 1975.

More recently he has identified, defined and developed the terms ‘Biokinetics’ and ‘The Fourth Energy System’, which is one of the concepts that underpin Athletics Ireland’s training philosophy for physical preparation. 

 

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Bio: Peter John L. Thompson

Peter Thompson is a coach of UK birth who has been coaching athletes and coaches since 1968, making practice and learning innovative and involving. He has coached all the disciplines of Track & Field Athletics and was the first coach of decathlete Daley Thompson (aged 14-17). From 1975-1989 he lived and coached in Eugene, Oregon and from 1978 onwards has concentrated on coaching 800m - Marathon, with his athletes setting 6 world records.

Peter has held roles with the IAAF (now World Athletics), as Event Group Leader for Endurance, and the European Athletics Coach Association as European Endurance Leader. Since 1978, Peter has concentrated on the middle and long distance events with his athletes setting six world records. He formally defined the ‘New Interval Training’ method in 1995, after innovating, developing and using the method from 1975. More recently he has identified, defined and developed the terms ‘Biokinetics’ and ‘The Fourth Energy System’, which is one of the concepts that underpin Athletics Ireland’s training philosophy for physical preparation.

In 2006, he became the global Event Group Editor for Endurance for IAAF/WA and the same year was appointed 'European Endurance Leader' by the European Athletics Coaches Association. In addition to being a coach, Peter is a biomechanist and shoe designer (NIKE 1976-1985; REEBOK 1985-1990 and HOKA 2013-2017).

He has always coached his own squad of athletes. Additionally, he has coached coaches and athletes on camps and clinics in 51 countries and representing over 165 of the countries that comprise the 214 Member Federations of World Athletics. Peter's introduction in 2000 of developing coaches’ and athletes’ competence synchronously emphasizes a process-focussed approach to coaching and training. Since 2011, he resides and coaches once more in Eugene, Oregon and is the Performance Director of the Spirit of Oregon Foundation, committed to athlete and coach development.

This former Director of IAAF global coaches education (1990-2010) and innovator of New Interval Training and, most recently, Biokinetics and The Fourth Energy System will concentrate on an awareness of and competence in developing Biokinetic  

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