Principles of Training

This is a flow chart explaining the 7 principles of training according to the AQA revision guide.

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  • Principles of Training
    • Individual Needs
      • Matching the training to the requirements of the individual.
    • Progressive Overload
      • Gradually increasing the amount of overload to gain fitness without the risk of injury.
    • Specificity
      • Matching training to the requirements of a specific sport or activity.
    • Rest
      • The period of time allocated to recover.
    • Recovery
      • The time required to repair damage to the body caused by training or competition.
    • Reversibility
      • An adaption that takes place as a consequence of training will be reversed when you stop training.
    • FITT
      • Type
      • Time
      • Intensity
      • Frequency


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