Overload is one of the three basic principles of training, with the other two being specificity and progression. Progressive overload means increasing the intensity, volume, and frequency of training. It aims at continuously increasing the demands on the skeletal muscles and making continuous gains in the desired performance.…
Author: Utsav Agrawal, INFS Alumni and now Faculty
Keywords: Female, training, principles, anatomy, resistance
It’s no secret that men and women are vastly different creatures but then why should women train like men? Let’s understand about these training principles for women.…
Author :Akshita Arora INFS Faculty
- Women have lower Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR), Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE) and basal fat oxidation as compared to the men.
- Metabolic adaptation is quicker in women as compared to the men.
- Aging results in several musculoskeletal changes causing a decline in physical functions. Abilities like strength, flexibility, and power are also compromised. Regular exercise is an effective intervention for reversing this age-related decline and provides a myriad of health benefits to the aging population.
Author: Aditya Mahajan, Advisor at Assessment Division, INFS
• A compelling body of evidence suggests that properly designed resistance training programs performed under expert supervision are safe for the children and adolescents.
• Resistance training does not have any adverse impact on the linear growth in youths.…
Author: Dr. Aniket Jadhav, Content Advisor at INFS
General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) was 1st described by Hans Selye in 1930. It describes a generalized pattern of how body responds and adapts to a variety of stress and restores itself to balance, or homeostasis, in response to the stress.…
Sports periodization becomes necessary when we talk about improving athletic performance. Both nutrition and training can be planned systematically in accordance with the desired goal. Training periodization involves division of a training program into different phases of training that is, hypertrophy, strength and power.…
Barbell squats (back) have been one of the most popular exercises. It’s popularity mainly related to increasing the muscular strength in the lower body. It is also used for conditioning and for rehabilitation of injuries.But it is also a common phenomenon where athletes get injured (1) directly as a result of squats, especially in the knees and the lower back.…