A Strength and Spirit training programme for pre-elite wheelchair athletes
Traditionally, wheelchair athletes have placed a strong emphasis on habituating technique through high-volume training, the idea being that they could then compete in a range of events from 100m to the marathon. However, increased participation numbers and improved coaching mean that track events are becoming more competitive. For British athletes to remain successful in paralympic competition there may be a need for an increased emphasis on specificity. This case-study focuses on the benefits of event-specific resistance and sprint training for two pre-elite wheelchair athletes.