Träningsvolym på snö och dess betydelse för prestationsförmåga -en möjlig faktor för att nå framgång inom alpin skidåkning
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of this study was to investigate if high volume of sport specific training is correlated with FIS ranking in FIS world cup for alpine skiers. The study is a retrospective cohort study, and thirteen (n= 13) elite alpine skiers, who were in the Swedish national team season 2008/2009, were selected to participate in the study. The participants are both males (n=7) and females (n=6), and compete in the alpine disciplines slalom (SL) and giant slalom (GS). The performance levels were determined by the 13th FIS points list 2008/2009 and correlated with the athletes training volume on snow. The data with information about training volume were collected from the Swedish national team’s database.
The main findings in this study were that there is no significant correlation between the volume of sport specific training and performance level in FIS world cup for alpine skiers. Neither in SL (p=0, 1737) nor in GS (p=0, 5053).
The findings of this study are likely of importance for alpine skiing trainers and the athletes themselves. Since alpine skiing is a complex sport with many factors to consider, it is important to distribute the training for maximum performance capacity. Therefore, due to this fact it is essential for those who work with alpine skiing to know how to plan the training year to achieve maximum performance of the athlete. In conclusion, because of no significant correlation in the results further studies with larger sample sizes are needed.
Key words: alpine skiing, performance, training volume, elite athletes, sport-specific training
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
alpine skiing, performance, training volume, elite athletes, sport-specific training
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-105880OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-105880DiVA: diva2:838527
Physical Trainer Pogramme
Theos, Apostolos, PhD
Gilenstam, Kajsa, Med Dr