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The Variation Principle
The Variation Principle is
the Foundation of Successful Training Programs
Training Tips for Applying the Variation Principle
The Variation Principle in Sports Training The variation principle suggests that minor changes in training regiments yield more consistent gains in sport performance.
Training principles to improve athlete performance The specificity principle states that the more specific the training to the demands of the sport, the better; and the variation principle seemingly asserts that after athletes have trained hard for several days, they should train lightly to give their bodies a chance to recover. Over the course of the year use training cycles (periodization) to vary the intensity and volume of training to help your athletes achieve peak levels of fitness for competition. This principle also means that you should change the exercises or activities regularly so that you do not over stress a part of the body. Of course changing activities also maintains athletes interest in training.
PDF 8. ITF Level 2 Coaching Course - Principles of training - Variation - When training is dull/boring there is a danger: of a lack of concentration, poor performance, mental burn out, more possibilities of injury.
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