The sportbeeper contains 4 libraries of pace or levels exercises. : constant pace, progressive pace, progressive stages, progressive stages in blocs.
We are going to make a presentation of these different libraries of exercises.
The athlete will have to maintain a pace without variation of speed. Speed et distance are configurable. However, if the trainer wants to reason in terms of the duration of the effort, he will have to juggle either with the distance or with the speed.The Sportbeeper will sound according to the distance you set in “distance/cones”. The possible distances/cones are 25 50 and 100 meters.
The athlete starts with an initial speed and finishes with a final speed that will be higher than the initial one. The speed increases according to the increment and duration of the stages that you are set. The duration of the stages corresponds to a time to be held on a same speed. The increment corresponds to an increase of the speed between two stages. The Sportbeeper will sound according to the distance/cones you set.
The principle is almost identical between the progressive pace and progressive stages.The main difference is that there is a recovery between two stages for the progressive stages. The duration of the stages must be the same for each stage. In addition, recovery must be the same between each stage.
Progressive stages in blocs
Progressive Block Stages can be seen as a combination of Progressive Stages and Progressive pace. Like all other trainings, this one starts with an initial speed that will be lower than the final speed. The speed increases within a block according to the number of stages per block that you set. Like the progressive pace, there is no recovery in the block. However, it takes place between two blocks.
In the different libraries of training exercises everything is configurable. For example, for the progressive stages in blocks, you will be able to change the number of blocks, the number of stages/block, the increment of the stages, the pause time of the stages…