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Principles of Weight Training

There are four basic principles of weight training:

  1. Overload
  2. Progression
  3. Specificity
  4. Rest and Recovery

These principles work together to ensure that a person meets their weight training goals.…

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Rest and Recovery (Principles of Weight Training)

Rest and recovery is the fourth principle of weight training. It says that each muscle requires adequate time to rest and recover between workouts.

The actual duration of the rest and recovery period may vary from individual-to-individual based on factors …

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Specificity (Principles of Weight Training)

Specificity is one of the four principles of weight training.  Specificity means that you train your muscles and choose your exercises, weight, reps and sets with a specific goal in mind.

These goals typically fall into one of four …

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Overload (Principles of Weight Training)

principles of weight training, overload states that a greater than normal amount of stress or load on the body is required for training adaptation to occur.

Once overload has been achieved, the body will adapt to this stimulus, which …

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Progression (Principles of Weight Training)

principals of weight training, progression is the act of gradually adding to the amount or type of stimulus applied to the muscle during each exercise.  

Without consistent progression in your workouts, you wont overload your muscles sufficiently to promote optimum

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