Training Methods & Principles
· Progressive overload
Progressively challenge the body so that it will continue to make changes to cope with the new demands (thus increasing fitness)
If training remains the same for 6 months fitness level will not keep increasing, but remain at a constant level
Fitness is specific- adaptations from training will be directly related to the type of training undertaken
Training programs must be specific to the sport to activity you want to train for
Same training week in and week out over extended period of time will not see fitness improve
Variety can include:
Where you train: Ovals, road, beach.
How e.g. swimming can substitute running.
How hard you train.
Vary people train with.
No two athletes will respond in the same wat to a training session.
Coaches must take this into consideration to tailor plan to each athlete.
Factors that need to be taken into account include:
In order for the body to adapt to training, there must be an appropriate recovery period (24-48hours)
Does not have to be a break can alternate hard and easy training sessions.
Can consist of muscle group alternation:
Monday – Biceps
Tuesday – Triceps
Wednesday – Biceps
· Diminishing Returns
This principle sates that for any athlete:
Gains in fitness...