Good endurance is of great importance for the performance of many sports. In this book, theoretical basis for endurance training is combined with practical experience from elite level in multiple endurance athletes. A number of past and present top athletes have made their training available, and in the book we gain insight into the training of the following successful endurance athletes: Bente Skari, Anders Aukland, Tora Berger, Hanne Staff, Gunn Rita Dahle Flesjå, Thor Hushovd, Ingrid Kristiansen, Grete Waitz , Vebjørn Rodal, Henrik Ingebrigtsen, Susanne Wigene, Marius Bakken, Kirsten Marathon Melkevik, Karl Johan Rasmussen, Bjørnar Ustad Kristensen and Stine Larsen.
The research-based articles are written by some of Norway's foremost sports researchers.
The articles provide updated knowledge of exercise methods, mental training, shaping, height training and physiological adjustments of endurance training. Top athletes such as Atle Kvålsvoll, Johan Kaggestad, Fredrik Aukland and Arild Jørgensen have contributed with professional articles on best practices. The articles provide insight into how training must be planned and implemented over time to ensure optimal performance development.
The book is suitable for all those who work on endurance training in sports, in the fitness center and school. The advice is suitable for athletes teachers, coaches and practitioners who want more knowledge about the talent development process and elite training.