NAB Stage 3. Prompting Questions. Explain in detail how you used your knowledge of principles of training and aspects of fitness to design a relevant training programme. Begin answer with planning thoughts about specificity
NAB Stage 3
Explain in detail how you used your knowledge of principles of training and aspects of fitness to design a relevant training programme.
In planning I considered specificity.
I chose Interval training due to the set structure of the work.
This was important because it would allow me to focus on my weaknesses (CRE, ME, SE and Coordination) in each session
I could also plan a suitable amount of repetitions in each set that would meet my base level of fitness.
How long is the mesocycle of the programme?
Explain how you would plan to break this time up into phases of training
Name the principle of training being followed in the first phase
In the first phase, explain and give a source for your plan to meet frequency and intensity
Explain why you would plan to swim at different speeds in each set of work
What would you plan to do to make each session more demanding
Explain why you need to take reversibility into account when planning a session
What is the second phase of training?
What type of sessions would you plan in this phase?
Describe in detail the programme of work you used to develop your performance
How many weeks was the macrocycle?
How many sessions a week did you do?
What days did you train?
Explain the benefit of a break between sessions
How long did a session last?
How long did sets of work last? – be specific in naming each set
Name the method of training being used
How would you warm up?
Main set is CRE – What would you do?, how long would you rest?, what pace would you swim?, what training zone are you working in?
How does the rest period between reps help?
Repeat description above for each set of work.
Explain why any adaptations were made to your programme. Give examples of the adaptations you made.
What happens to body as your fitness improves?
What happens if you don’t progressively overload?
What do you need to change in your sets of work to keep improving?
Give an example of a progressively overloaded set of work
What is the benefit of progressively overloading?
If you did the same sets in every session how would you feel?
What would you change in sets to prevent this?
Give an example of a varying a set of work
What is the benefit of varying a session?
As you move from preseason to competition season, explain why your training needs to change
Give an example of a tapered set
Give an example of a race pace set.
Describe in detail how you monitored the effectiveness of your training programme
You also monitor at the end of the programme
If you repeat tests in the same way, what information does that give you?
Why did you retest the T5?, stoke efficiency data?, SCAT?, 100m f/c?