Working with HJ Coaching means you will receive expert advice from a experienced and highly-qualified coach.
Not one programme suits every athlete so your programme will be individually tailored to meet your training needs and to fit around your lifestyle( work and family commitments). For junior athletes, input from parents is essential throughout the programme. There is a mentoring programme now on offer to both juniors and adults.
Athlete profiling sign up you will be asked to fill in a detailed questionnaire to help us:
On signing up you will be asked to complete a questionnaire:
- establish current health and fitness
- examine recent training history
- identify strengths and weaknesses (physical, psychological and tactical)
- explore reasons for training
We will discuss your needs to develop your own individual training plan.
The training plan
Within the training plan we will look at short- and long-term goals and identify potential races. Some races will be target races and of higher importance, whilst others could be used for training focusing on particular elements of your development.
Any weaknesses in skill or technique that can be focused on to enable you to train and race more effectively will be broken down into specific sessions to give you the best chance of achieving your goals.
Weekly training schedule
You will receive a weekly training programme via Xhale, an online platform where you post feedback and receive advice. The system allows you to download, print and share statistics taken from training aids such as GPS computers and power meters.
Your schedule will contain details of each workout, identifying the type of exercise, the duration and the intensity. All aspects of your training will be covered including swim, bike, run, strength and conditioning, stretching and nutrition.
Feedback is a crucial part of the athlete-coach relationship, so on top of the Xhale training programme you will also have one-on-one access to your coach via phone and email.