Training, Recovery and Adaptation

By Jim on Monday, December 19, 2011


Optimal physical athletic performance is a combination of doing the right training to provide the stimulus, enough time non-training and the right things around training to allow the body to adapt and maximise the benefits of the training sessions. A well structured training program with the right preparation pre-session and appropriate post-session strategies can provide more benefit than a poorly planned and structured training program.

The challenge is that it takes time to prepare for both the pre and post training things that you can do and it is the m that we will look at in order for you to get the most benefit from your training. So the first thing you need to do is write out your weekly program and identify the sessions that use the most energy (generally the on-water sessions of higher intensity), those that place the greatest loading on the muscles (generally your resistance sessions) and those sessions when you can do nothing between them (generally on the week-end).

Until next time when we will look at what you can do around your on-water sessions.