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Principles of Training: Recap

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  • Q1
    What is progressive overload?
    Completing the same exercise routine every day
    Stopping exercise altogether
    Eating more calories than you burn
    Gradually increasing the demands placed on the body during exercise
  • Q2
    What is specificity in training?
    Focusing on cardio only
    Training every muscle group every day
    Training specific muscle groups or movements for a desired outcome
    Training that is specific to a particular physical activity
    Eating a specific diet
  • Q3
    What is variety in training?
    Doing the same exercises every day
    Changing up exercises and routines to prevent boredom and promote adaptation
    Not varying your intensity level
    Avoiding new exercises
  • Q4
    What is reversibility?
    The ability to maintain fitness without exercise
    The ability to gain muscle mass quickly
    The loss of fitness gains when exercise is stopped
    The loss of sleep gains when exercise is stopped
  • Q5
    What are training thresholds?
    The amount of weight lifted
    The number of sets and reps completed
    The minimum and maximum levels of exercise intensity needed to achieve desired results
    The number of exercises in a routine
  • Q6
    What is a warm-up?
    Completing a high-intensity exercise routine
    Stretching for an extended period of time
    A brief period of low-intensity exercise to prepare the body for more intense exercise
    Skipping the first few minutes of exercise
  • Q7
    What is a cool down?
    Completing a high-intensity exercise routine
    Stopping exercise abruptly
    A brief period of low-intensity exercise after more intense exercise to help the body recover
    Stretching for an extended period of time
  • Q8

    What is the effect of training within the suitable training threshold on performance?

    Enhances performance by allowing optimal adaptations to occur

    Enhances performance by preventing boredom and keeping athlete engaged and motivated to train

    Negatively impacts performance by overexerting athletes preventing prolonged activity

    Enhances performance by preparing the body for exercise, enabling athlete to move faster and power powerfully in order to get the most out of training session.

  • Q9

    What percentage of max heart rate should an athlete be working between to be within the anaerobic training threshold?

    220bpm - age

    80-90% Max Heart Rate

    90% Max Heart Rate

    60-80% Max Heart Rate

  • Q10

    Which of the following is NOT an example of progressive overload being applied to a resistance training program?

    increasing the weight being lifted

    increasing the number of repetitions and/or sets

    increasing the number of weight sessions per week

    Increasing continuous run distance


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