Canadian Sport Institute Calgary – Ted Talks are a world-renowned and highly popular lecture series featuring speakers who are experts in their field, on stage to share their big ideas. With tongues-in-cheek, Canadian Sport Institute Calgary (CSI Calgary) Sport Physiologist, Scott Maw and Speed Skating Canada Coach Bart Schouten, recently gave their own ‘Ted Talk’, replete with big ideas about world-renowned speed skater, Ted-Jan Bloemen, at the recent Own The Podium (OTP) PyeongChang Debrief.
Bloemen won gold and silver medals in PyeongChang, in the men’s 5,000m and 10,000m long-track speed skating events. It was not a fluke that he did so, and Maw and Schouten were invited to speak at the debrief to share with attendees from a broad range of winter sports just how, and why, Bloemen was so successful.
The presentation focused on the periodization of Bloemen’s training plan and using daily measurements throughout the quadrennial, which established critical values that Maw and Schouten were able to use to make important decisions and adjustments to Ted’s training in the final days leading up to the 5,000m.
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Written by Kristina Groves: @kngrover
Photo by: Dave Holland @csicalgaryphoto