Unit 3 – Training for Fitness
Principles of training
Specificity- any training undertaken should be relevant and appropriate to the sport for which the individual is training.
You should train the muscles, energy systems and skills that are specific to the sport for with you are training for. Different training methods will give types of results for different parts of the body for example, lifting weights will improve your muscular strength on your arms.
Progression- the principle of progression implies that there is an optimal level of overload that should be achieved, and an optimal time frame for this overload to occur. Overload should not be increased too slowly or improvement is unlikely.