GOLDEN FITNESS RULES
- PERIODISATION AND PLANNING
Good long-term plans have defined periods where the focus of the training changes. Base training, building volume and intensity, peak training and recovery periods have the most effect. You wont see results without a plan.
Every session, every week and every season must have a specific goal. Be focused on your approach – always understand why you are doing a session and what you are trying to achieve – then stick to it.
- OVERLOAD AND RECOVER
Training must stress the body to be effective. Only when you push beyond the comfort zone does the body kick in and help us get fitter, stronger and faster. Seek improvement by constantly challenging yourself (within reason) and then give your body a chance to rest and adapt.
- MEASURE TO MANAGE
You cant manage what you don’t measure – whether it is fatigue, performance, weight loss or fitness. If you are striving towards a target, you must manage your training by
measuring your fatigue and performance.
The body loves consistency. Your plan has more chance of working if you give it time to work. The body responds after months not days or weeks. Of course, this brings us back
to how valuable planning is – plan well and the results will follow.