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Nb: typically cardiovascular
Goal is improvement in muscular strength and power (1RM or 10 RM)
Providing an overload stress to the aerobic system
Alternations between relatively higher-intensity bouts of exercise with rest
Improvements in performance capacity occur when regular physical activity is increased above the level that the performer usually experiences
Once exercise stops, the positive effects of resistive exercise or endurance training wear off at the same rate that training occurred (see example from “genes” reading).
Periodising a training program is a way of manipulating the structure of the program so that you balance out volume and intensity over time in such a way that you prevent overtraining and optimize improvements
Reducing training volume several weeks before competition to try to enhance performance
General adaptation syndrome
accumulation of fatty substances, like cholesterol in the arteries
* primary risk factor
** secondary risk factor
Systolic pressure is associated with pressure needed to pump blood out of the heart.
Diastolic pressureis the pressure in the
circulatory system when the heart is not
contracting and represents resistance to
(From Verrill et al., 1994)
Sugar or glucose cannot be used by the cells because insulin not working effectively to open receptors allowing glucose to enter cells.
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