Personal Exercise Programme
I am doing a personal exercise programme in order to help improve my cardio vascular fitness and performance in football matches. Cardio vascular fitness is the ability to perform a certain activity at a desired performance level while the heart and lungs are working. Improving my cardio vascular fitness will also help me to maximise my performance levels towards the end of a football match after fatigue has set it, which is what I am aiming to do.
I will use a 6-week training programme to improve my cardio vascular fitness. The programme will consist of different aspects of training which help improve my cardio vascular fitness levels. This programme will help me to improve in my sport (football), as I will be able to perform to the best of my ability all the way throughout the game even when fatigue has set in and I start to get tired. I am hoping that I will now be able to do as much running at the end of the game than I could at the start of the game, after taking part in the personal exercise programme.
My exercise programme will consist of interval and circuit training and I will use the progression principle of training. I will use interval training because it is the best suited training session for footballers and this should help to maximise my performance levels during a match. I will also take part in circuit training which is designed to improve cardio vascular fitness and muscular endurance, this will help me to last the whole match without my cardio vascular fitness and muscle endurance levels dropping highly towards the end of the game. If I want my training to be successful I will need to use progression training and that is what I plan to do. Progression training is used in exercise programmes that are set over a certain amount of time, like my 6-week personal exercise programme, so this will help me to improve my cardio vascular fitness levels every week until the programme is ended.