Fencing Addendum:
A Practical Training Guide for Coaches, Parents and Young Athletes



Fencing Foil: A Practical Training Guide for Coaches, Parents and Young AthletesThis is the same for both books, Fencing Sabre: A Practical Training Guide for Coaches, Parents and Young Athletes and Fencing Foil: A Practical Training Guide for Coaches, Parents and Young Athletes have one companion supplement offered only as an digital version. The addendum is for coaches, parents and fencers that wish to more deeply understand the concepts and reasoning behind the modern training methods. Concepts from many training and physiology texts are condensed for the reader and those same concepts are adapted to fencing activities.

The learning material from the sections on children’s exercise physiology, training and fitness brings the reader even more information. The addendum also provides extra details on sports injury causation, anatomy, prevention and treatment related to fencing. The information applies to all weapons with an emphasis on sabre and foil.

You will discover:

Anatomy and causation of injuries
Capabilities of various body tissues and potential for injuries
Preventing injuries
Care and rehabilitation of injuries
Developmental stages for physical training
Special considerations in training children using exercise physiology
How to develop a year-long program
Types of energy systems used by young fencers and how to specifically train those systems
Overload in training and Aerobic and Anaerobic fitness
Lactate threshold to increase training fitness
Heart rate and the Rating of Perceived Exertion to track a fencer’s effort
Training zones and how to use them in fencing
How to develop a functional fitness training program for young fencers
The warm-up controversy – functional or static stretching
Components of muscular fitness
Use of weights and body resistance exercises
Extra functional exercises for strengthening lower body, upper body, and core
Extra Plyometrics information for fencing