Your Body in Motion – Top Training Tips

How does your body respond to physical exercise?

Once you understand the impact exercise has on your body, your training and performance will benefit.

Exercise Physiology – The Body in Motion’ is a course on Athlete365 Learning that explains how our bodies respond to endurance and resistance training.

Here are three top tips to get the most from your training programme.

Choose exercises that resemble the movement patterns in your sport.  For example, a Volleyball player needs strong legs so they can compete at the net – weighted squats and jumping drills should, therefore, be a major part of their programme.

Being too specific could, in fact, be detrimental to your performance. If you wanted a stronger swing in Golf, you may think using a weighted club would improve your drive. In fact, a weighted club may change the timing of the swing needed in competition. A better alternative would be to strengthen the muscles used during the swing.

Follow the principle of progressive overload. Muscles and skills need to be trained progressively. Don’t do too much too soon. A progressive approach to muscular development and skill acquisition will be important for injury prevention and skill mastery. 

You can find out more about exercise physiology by taking our course.