Fundamentals of Physical Preparation

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Fundamentals of Physical Preparation

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Understanding the processes that underpin how an athlete adapts to training is critical for coaches and practitioners across all disciplines. 'Fundamentals of Physical Preparation' explores the processes that govern each athlete's individual's response to a specific training stimulus. In this course we delve into the theory behind each of these fundamental principles of training stress, adaptation, programming and planning. Importantly, we will also discuss what needs to be considered in order to put this information in context and apply it in practice.

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At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of the physical preparation ‘process’
  • Define the variables that can be manipulated when designing a training program
  • Describe in broad terms the process of training adaptation
  • Understand the models of training adaptation, and their limitations
  • Describe the various factors that mediate training responses
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the limiting factors for performance in different sports and athletic events
  • Apply this knowledge to guide your understanding of the critical factors in your chosen sport
  • Describe the key principles that govern the physical preparation process
  • Describe the principle of ‘Overload’ with respect to training design
  • Understand the concept of Progression of training and describe the different ways in which this can be achieved by manipulating training variables
  • Demonstrate and understanding of individuality with respect to training responses and training design and the genetic factors that underpin it
  • Understand the practical considerations of applying training theory in practice
  • Appreciate the way in which training history and status (athlete versus non-athlete) influence specificity of training
  • Describe the ways in which specificity of training can be accounted for with respect to different aspects of training design
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of periodisation
  • Understand the challenges applying periodisation models in practice