THE RIGHT WAY: FIVE BASIC PRINCIPLES TO TRAIN

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When you decide to train,  you can do it the right or wrong way. These are the five basic principles to train the right way:

1) PRINCIPLE OF INDIVIDUALITY

Each person is unique. Not only morphological and physiological characteristics are different, the human being is more than the sum of its  parts.

It is a big mistake to expect identical reactions between two individuals performing the same workout or training plan.

This principle is important because it indicates that you should not copy what others do.

2) PRINCIPLE OF SPECIFICITY

The training has to simulate the challenges and obstacles you’ll find in competition.

If the course of your next race is full of hills, you have to train in hills. If its full of curves, avoid the straight roads. 

3) PRINCIPLE OF OVERLOAD

When you train hard, you overload your body and you will need to rest to repair and  assimilate the load.

If you overload your body and you dont rest enough, you will be at risk of overtraining and injuries. Beware. 

4) PRINCIPLE OF CONTINUITY:

It is better to train a little everyday, that train a lot one day and then rest for a week. Continuity is essential to maintain a good fitness level.

5) THE PRINCIPLE OF RECOVERY

Recovery is part of the training. And perhaps even more important  than running a lot.