Training methods (P3)
In order to be accepted by the service of your choice, it is likely that you will have to do some physical fitness training to reach the required standard. This will mean you will have to use a training method to improve the aspects of your performance where you need further development. The table below shows several different training methods ‒ research them and provide an explanation of each. Training method | Description |
Fartlek | Fartlek training often referred to as 'speed play' is fairly similar to interval training. It is a form of continuous exercise, which involves mixing the intensity of an exercise session, with athletes alternating between running fast, running steady, and running slow. It can be combined into any training program as there is no set time or distance limit for sessions. Fartlek running involves varying your pace throughout your run, alternating between running fast and jogging slowly, many refer fartlek training to be interval training however this is not the case, fartlek ism ore unstructured as you do not run for a specific amount of time and you can base work/rest intervals on how the body feels. | Pyramid | Pyramid training is a form of training fundamentally used for muscular endurance. Pyramid training is mostly performed using weights, it would begin with using a light weight and doing many repetitions. The weight increases with each set and the number of repetitions decreases correspondingly, as seen in the diagram above. | Interval | Interval training is a form of discontinuous exercise which involves a series of low to high intensity exercise workouts. An example of an interval training session could be as follows: Running- (ensure participant has warmed up before completing the session) Low Interval: 1:15min High Interval: 1:00min Repeat the above 10 times. Interval training is mainly but not only used in running, it is also used in sports such as...
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