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Principles of Sports Training
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Principles of Training
Training is necessary to constantly improve on an athlete's performance. The principles of training include:
When an athlete ceases mobility training for the competitive season, his/her ranges of movement will decline over time compared to those athletes who participate in an off-season exercise program or participate other physical activities on a regular basis.
of the exercising stops when the exercising ceases. The loss occurs
gradually at approximately one third of the rate of acquisition of
mobility or strengthening. It is necessary that an athlete continues
strength training throughout the competitive season. However, the
amount of exercising can proceed at a much reduced volume as they start
the process of peaking for competition.
Research suggests that training programs should limit periods of complete inactivity to no more than two to three weeks. When the end of the competitive season occurs, it is recommended that prolonged periods of inactivity should be avoided and a "maintenance" training program should commence.Recommended Reading:
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combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:
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