Principles of Training

Principles of Training2018-10-04T22:38:34+10:00

The principles of training help to guide the trainer in selecting the correct training type and method in creating training sessions that will improve performance. They help the trainer choose the workload for the athlete to ensure they are not levelling out or failing to improve. The trainer uses them in order to ensure their training matches competition and is specific to the adaptations needed.

The training principles help to ensure the athlete does not lose physiological adaptations due to inactivity and helps to ensure the athlete is provided with a wide variety of activities that are still relevant to their competition needs.

These principles help guide the trainer in selecting the correct training intensity so that the athlete is training in the right training zone, whether this be the aerobic or anaerobic zone. And finally, the principles of training ensure the trainer includes a warm up and cool down to help prevent injury and speed the recovery process.

Students learn about:

Students learn to:

  • Analyse how the principles of training can be applied to both aerobic and resistance training

Please also note that these principles are mentioned in the students learn to for physiological adaptations.

  • examine the relationship between the principles of training, physiological adaptations and improved performance

This learn to is one of the more complex in HSC PDHPE and requires a great ability to trace cause and effect from training, to adaptation to competition.

Past HSC PDHPE exam questions

2012 Question 27

How can THREE principles of training be applied to improve strength? Provide examples. 6 Marks