Principles of Training
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The couch must follow a set of principles when making a training plan in order for it to be effective.
There are five essential principles that must not be forgotten:
-Specificity: Training must be specific to what the athlet needs to train.
-Progression: To increase fitness level training must be prograssively harder each time. If the body gets used to a training, means that you must rise it's level.
-Overload: As we said before, training must be progressively harder each time. That can be easily prepared by manipulating the key factors of training.
-Frequency: How often?
-Intensity: How hard we train?
-Time: How long we train?
-Type: The specificity of the training.
-Adherence: Why carry on?
-Reversibility: It's easier to lose fitness than to gain it. As we train, our muscles get bigger (hypertrophy). Otherwise, if we don't, our muscles get smaller (atrophy).