Principles of Training

Training is the method that athletes use to improve performance in their sport. Training methods have been studied extensively over the years, and some common themes can be traced through the myriad sports and events.

From a holistic point of view, athletes should be considered as living psycho-social-physiologic systems. This holistic can be expanded into five areas, which when combined, culminate in an integrated view of performance: (1) physiology, (2) biomechanics, (3) psychology, (4) tactics, and (5) health/lifestyle. All these components need to be ...

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