Basic Fitness Principles
Updated: Nov 3, 2021
With the huge amount of information on different training methods out there, there is no consensus on which is the right way to go. Understanding the basic principles of training will help to understand the differences you will find among training programs.
There are two simple acronyms for remembering the main principles of an effective training program.
Specificity - sport and individual needs
Progression - start at your level and gradually increase
Overload - work harder than normal
Reversibility - if you don't use it, you lose it
Tedium - keep it interesting
Frequency - how often
Intensity - how hard
Time - how long
Type - what methods of training