Principles of Training

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1. What is Progressive Overload?

  • To gradually increase the amount of work you complete during each training session.
  • When you have got to a point where you cannot improve you body any more
  • Where you have worked to hard and injured yourself
  • You decrease the amount of work you complete during each training session
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2. What is Individual Needs and Differences?

  • What the individual needs to complete the sport
  • The differences that each person has to what their fitness levels are
  • This is suiting the training sessions to match your requirements.
  • The needs of the activity eg, their starting fitness levels or resources

3. What is Reversibility?

  • Not completeing in sport for a while after your last training session causing any body improvements that could have occured to disapear as you haven't kept up with the training.
  • Creating a training program that allows you to be reversible with the skills that you need to you are ready for every component of the sport.
  • Not resting for long enough

4. What does RIPSR stand for?

  • Rest and recovery, Intensity, Progressive overload, Specificity and Reversibility
  • Rest and recovery, Individual needs and differences, Progressive overload, Specificity and Reversibility
  • Rest, Individual needs, Progression, Specificity and Recovery
  • Reversibility, Image, People, Socio-economic and Rest

5. What is Specificity?

  • Allowing your results to be specific so you can make the most improvements
  • Matching the training session to the health/skill related components of fitness that the individual is wanting to improve.
  • Being specific to the goals that you want to achieve.


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