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Stage Stats

Stage Start
End of growth spurt / End of puberty
(Approx age: )
Stage End
Cessation of growth
(Approx age: )


Fitness preparation deals primarily with the body. By this stage the athlete's muscles have reached their maximum size, but the ligaments and tendons are continuing to strengthen. There is therefore a risk of injury if training intensity is increased too quickly. The anaerobic system is reaching its maximum capacity. Young women increase proportionally more in weight than young men. 

-- from Orienteering Canada's LTAD Guide

Participant Characteristics

No participant characteristics have yet been identified for this stage. 


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