Updated: Apr 9
So you want to improve your fitness or sporting performance?
The key question is HOW do you do this?
This is where Training Types and Training Methods come in.
These are NOT the same thing, although they are often used interchangeably. Very simply:
Training Types are the 'WHAT'
Training Methods are the 'HOW'
There are 4 main types:
Aerobic (With Oxygen)
Anaerobic (Without Oxygen)
Within each of these training types, there are training methods:
Continuous: long, slow, low intensity exercise such as swimming, running or riding
Long Interval Training (LIT): Long 'sprints' with short rest periods
Fartlek: alternating between jogging, walking and sprinting
Circuit: a series of stations of exercises or activities with medium-long work times and short rest times
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT): high intensity stations of exercises with shorter rest times
Short Interval Training (SIT): short, high intensity sprints, medium-long rest periods
High Intensity Interval Training: high intensity stations of exercises with medium rest times
Resistance: lifting weights or using machines
Plyometrics: explosive movements such as throwing, jumping and bounding
Circuit/HIIT: station-based workouts with various exercises
Olympic Lifting: barbell-based workouts with full-body exercises such as the clean and jerk, snatch and clean
Static: stretching with no movement - best after exercise
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF): alternating between stretching and contracting muscles
Dynamic: movement-based stretching - best before exercise
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