Virtual Trainer: Energy Systems

Trainer Robb Beams returns this week with part 4 of his series on Faster Racing through proper training. In the first article of the series, Robb discussed the importance of aerobic function as it relates to high levels of intensity similar to a typical race. In the second article he explained the benefits of strength training and how to incorporate it into your weekly training regimen and the third article talked about what Periodization is and why it is so important to a racers program. The fourth and final article ties it all together by describing the five energy systems that are utilized throughout a race and how to effectively train each system for optimal performance on the track. Go to to read the complete article.