Getting the best out of your training requires planning. The best training programmes are built on principles of Specificity, Progression, Overload, Reversibility, Rest and Tedium (acronym SPORRT).
You can also use the FITT acronym to help remember the key things to consider when tailoring programmes for individual sporting goals. It stands for: Frequency, Intensity, Time and Type.
Training should be matched to an individual's needs. By using the principles of training as a framework we can plan a personal training programme that uses scientific principles to improve performance, skill, game ability and physical fitness. A successful training programme will meet individual needs which are personal fitness needs based on age, gender, fitness level and the sport for which we are training.
They key principles when planning a programme are:
In planning a programme, apply the FITT principles:
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