Training Methods For Each Component of Fitness

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Training Methods For Each Component of Fitness.

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[Audio] One training method that would benefit a performers speed is fartlek training. This training method lasts a minimum of 45 minutes and involves varying the speed and the intensity of the activity you are performing. This is beneficial for performers such as footballers and rugby players as it means they don't get bored doing the same thing as fartlek training can be used with running, swimming and cycling. Furthermore, this training method would help rugby players to train all of their energy systems and fibre types and they can also do this type of training anywhere. However, fartlek training can also have its disadvantages as this training method is not very suitable for performers with set goals as it can be hard to monitor progress. This would also be a negative for those with cardiovascular risk or that are novices to training as they would struggle to push themselves to the right level..

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[Audio] A training method that would be used by a sports performer to increase their power would be plyometrics. Plyometric training involves lots of repeated explosive movements such as jump squats and box jumps to further extend the muscle fibres. This training method would be beneficial for volleyball players as it means that they would be quicker at diving for the ball because the time between their legs concentric and eccentric contractions will have decreased. Also, this training method would help benefit football players and sprinters as it helps with weight loss which means that they would have better acceleration and aerobic endurance because they would be lighter. However, the one main disadvantage of plyometric training is that there is a high risk of injury. This risk is further enhanced if the performer is a novice as the joints are weaker and would not give them the support they would need..

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[Audio] A third training method that this time would improve aerobic endurance would be continuous training. Continuous training involves no rest periods and can be used to benefit swimmers and cyclists as this training method uses large muscle groups for prolonged amounts of time. Some advantages of this training method include an improved cardiovascular and respiratory system, a loss in weight and it can also benefit people's and performers mental health as it can be stress relieving and therapeutic for some. However, this training method can become boring due to its repetitiveness and also wouldn't be beneficial for team sports such as football and rugby as it doesn't improve anaerobic fitness which performers would need for sprinting..

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[Audio] A training method to improve muscular endurance would be circuit training. One circuit usually combines 6- 12 exercises with short rest periods between each exercise. Exercises can include squat jumps and push ups and should be structured as it will allow you to keep good technique and make the session more beneficial. One benefit from this training method is that it improves cardiovascular endurance. Furthermore, this training method can be a good choice if you have a limited space or get bored easily. However, circuit training can become overwhelming and beginners with poor technique and low fitness levels might struggle to keep up with the physical demands of this training method..

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[Audio] To improve your flexibility you would perform flexibility training. This training method involves low intensity exercises such as forward lunges, seat stretches and knees to chest. This training method helps to: reduce your chance of injury as it will get rid of any muscle imbalances in your body. Furthermore it will increase your strength which will be beneficial for sports such as basketball and pole vaulting as it will allow performers to jump higher..

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[Audio] One training method to increase strength would be resistance/ weight training. Resistance training can involve using equipment such as dumbbells and kettlebells but you can also do it just using your own body weight. Some benefits of this method include: a reduced risk of heart disease, decreased blood pressure and improved cholesterol. However, resistance training can be expensive as to access the equipment you would need to attend the gym. Furthermore, there is a high risk of injury as if the athlete is using free weights rather than a machine their movement is uncontrolled.