- Overloading and adapting, overloading and adapting and so on.
- Achieved by increasing intensity, frequency and time.
- Progress gradually
- Appropriate exercise at the beginning.
* Wanting to improve for a particular sport means you will need appropriate training
* The exercise must match the physical demands of the sport
* Analyse the relative importance of components for the exercise to be effective.
- Work the body harder
- Body gradually adapts to stress
- Body systems are changing (becoming more efficient)
- Add enough stress to make a difference
F - minimum frequency
I - minimum intenisty
T - minimum time
T - type of exercise
Rest and Recovery
> Only benefit a workout if you rest
> Muscles recover
> Body replaces fuel used up
> Recovery may mean training at a lower intensity
> Harder work = longer recovery
* Less likely to get bored of training if methods and venues are changed/altered
*However specifity must be applied also
- allow you to perform at your very best
- perform less work but at a high intensity
Maintenance and Reversibility
> To maintain your level of fitness you must continue to train
> If you stop training your adaptions will be reversed