The 3 Principles of Training: Overload, Specificity & Progression


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What does the acronym FITT stand for?

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1. What principle of training would you apply if you wish to improve your backstroke in swimming?

2. When you increase the workload of your training session, what are increasing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet is a simple way to put what you've learned to the test, using questions focused on the key terms and fundamentals of training.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the definition and applications of:

  • FITT
  • Training workloads
  • Progression
  • Overload

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms and acronyms, such as progression and FITT
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about training in a specific situation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding overload

Additional Learning

To learn more about training, read over the accompanying lesson, The 3 Principles of Training: Overload, Specificity & Progression. This lesson encompasses the following objectives:

  • Understand the three principles of training as they apply to a provided example
  • Know what types of exercises can help to achieve overload
  • Differentiate between the three principles of training