Overload Principle of Sports Training for Optimal Fitness and Sport Performance
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West African Journal of Physical and Health Education
This paper discussed overload principle of sports training as a phenomenon involving the progressive adaptation of athletes to increasing training workload. It has been argued that the coach should use variables such as volume, intensity, frequency, density and duration of training to control training overload. This paper also discussed phenomena such as super compensation, maximal loading, overloading, under-loading and optimal loading, all viewed as factors of sports performance. The recommendation was that coaches should avoid excessive loading of athletes, as this can lead to over-training syndrome.
Sports , Athletes , Sports performance , Training , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Ogunleye, A.V. & Esan, J.A. (2007). Overload Principle of Sports Training for Optimal Fitness and Sport Performance. West African Journal of Physical and Health Education. 11. 213-219