Principles of Training
The following principles need to be addressed when setting up a training regime:
- Applies to the specific reasons for the training, eg the physical demands of the sport/task.
- Applies to the setting of the training goals allowing for the short term gains, as well as the overall result.
- Is about the individual and their physical strengths and weaknesses at the time of setting the training program, eg a player may be strong but slow, and the program will need to be balanced (by adding speed training)to get the "on court" result.
- Height, weight, body type, sex and age will be an important consideration.
- Is the key to keeping interested in wanting to persevere and enjoy the challenge.
- Keeping a diary can assist re-enforce the rewards for the effort.
- Refers to the gradual increase in the effort, eg taking each element of training progressively.
- It can be detrimental to go "full" on too quickly; however, without extra load things may stay the same.
- "If you don't use it, you lose it".
- Any player training after time off caused by injury has difficulty picking up exactly where they left off.
- Unfortunately, the body seems to lose muscle much more quickly than it is gained.
- One week off may take three week's training to get back to the same level.
- If you are unable to train for a length of time, begin with regaining your cardiovascular level.
- This will help your body fuel the muscles where you need to rebuild strength.
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