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Seven Grand Daddy Laws

  • By Vishwanthar on Training

  • October 1, 2013

Yesterday I left you in the lurch. If I start explaining every aspect of training that may bore you to death. I, however, feel helpless. I very well know that most of you are not interested to read when anybody’s writing gets technical. For the same reason I most of the times avoid including scientific terms. Moreover, I try to write in layman terms so that you read it. Ha! I now know why authors who pen books find writing so difficult, for jotting in a blog itself sounds herculean to me.

Now, allow me to explain about the overload principle and over compensation principle. By the way, these two training principles are important training principles considered by trainers/coaches when they chart a regime to their clients. There are, however, seven training principles that act as a guideline while training. They are termed as the Seven Grand Daddy Laws.
1 Principle of Individual differences

2 Overcompensation Principle

3 Overload Principle

4 SAID Principle

5 Use/disuse Principle

6 Specificity Principle

7 GAS Principle

The overcompensation Principle: This principle states that for the muscles to grow in size require a training response. This simple principle is very important. For example, beginners to a gym can see continued gains. Any training response results in growth to them. This, however, doesn’t occur in advanced athletes. They can adapt to training easily.

The overload Principle: This principle states that the amount of weight you lift has to always go beyond the amount of weight you have already lifted. The simplest way to achieve this is to add more and more weight on the bar. Perhaps, perform more repetitions with the same weight. In other words, to gain strength, muscle size, or endurance from training, you must exercise against a resistance greater than you normally encounter.

I will explain the remaining principles at a later blog entry. Also note that many of these principles overlap. As you see that the difference between overcompensation and overload principle is marginal.

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