THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF MAXIMIZING TRAINING FOR SPORTS: A 20-HOUR WORKSHOP
This workshop presents the latest theories and scientific findings that relate to the physiological training of athletes. The emphasis is on coaching implications rather than theory. It is a summary of the applied principles derived from the text:
Senior athletes, coaches, sports administrators, and students of sport.
- The Physiological Capacities of the Body.
- Principles of Training
- Generalized responses to training.
- The principle of overload.
- The principle of recovery.
- The principle of specificity.
- The principle of individuality.
- The abuse of training principles.
- Training Modifiers
- Heredity, age, and sex.
- Nutrition, growth, and recovery.
- Heat, cold, altitude, and pollution.
- Social and psychological factors.
- Injuries and illness.
- Analysis of Training Requirements
- Requirements of different sports.
- Measuring physiological attributes of athletes.
- Methods and Effects of Training
- Endurance training.
- Strength training.
- Speed and power training.
- Flexibility training.
- Multi-capacity training.
- Training Plans
- Planning training sessions, microcycles, and macrocycles.
- Planning a training year.
- Planning a sporting career.
A master copy of a 50-page workbook which needs to be reproduced and distributed to participants will be supplied.
Rushall, B. S., & Pyke, F. S. (1990). Training for sports and fitness. Melbourne, Australia: Macmillan Educational.
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