Basic principles of training – Progressive Overload 08

Progressive Overload 08
#Progressive overload is essential when undertaking/designing an effective training programme and simply refers to the gradual increase in stress placed on the body.

There are many ways to apply this principle when training such as the ones listed below and in the picture above:

#Volume – increase the number of repetitions or sets!

#Intensity – increase the training load (weight lifted)

#Frequency – increase the number of sessions per week!

#Density – reduce the duration of rest periods between sets!

#Velocity – increase the speed of the movement (concentric phase) or decrease the speed on the eccentric phase! (This should be sport specific)

Imagine from:

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Again feel free to leave a comment with any questions you may have and I’ll be sure to answer in the comments or create a blog post answering your questions!

Best wishes,

Damon 👍


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