Mastering the Game DVD
Mastering the Game DVD

 

The Principles of Training

S P O R T

Specificity - Fit for what?

Training should suit the activity that you are training for

If arm strength needs to be improved, it is no good doing leg exercises

This applies to skill practice as well


Progression

For exercise to be of benefit a GRADUAL increase in amount done is essential

Too fast progression will cause……?

Too little progression will lead to……?


Overload

Making the body work harder

Unless the body is subject to increased demand, improvements in physical fitness will not be made

There are 4 Thresholds of Training to this overload - F I T T (see below)


Reversibility

“if you don’t use it, you lose it”
You cannot store fitness for future use.


Tedium

When training becomes dull, it can lead to poor performance, activities should stimulate interest.


F I T T

Frequency: the number of training sessions per week/month/year or the number of repetitions during an activity.

Intensity: the level of exercise which the participant is working e.g. 220-age=max heart rate. Thus 150 bpm.

Type: what kind of training? Right for the type of fitness you want to build up.

Time: the duration of training e.g. 1 hour. Train for longer periods of time.