Exercise variations

by Johan Jaramillo Health and Fitness, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement
Exercise variations, also known as differential training, is based on individuality, variation and no repetition of movement. Exercise variations induce neural self-organization and adaptation. This will help us to learn the best technique automatically and perform a skill in different situations. Researchers have shown that variations in a training program are important for adaptations, transfer and improvements after training. Some possible variations during a training program: Different techniques for the same exercise Changes in the routine order Different size and color of materials Different environments Be creative and you'll be able to make several ...
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Goal setting in training

by Johan Jaramillo Health and Fitness, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-3004737269236218", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Goal setting is the development of an action plan. Designed to support and motivate you in the process of achieving your goals. This is done by progressively challenging, your baselines of skills performance. A goal for a sprinter that runs 100m in 12s, might be running 100m in 10s. Goals like this or any other goal can be accomplished using goal setting tools.  Goal setting tools Process goals Outcome goals Short-term goals Long-term goals Process goals Process goals ...
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Motivation

by Johan Jaramillo Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
Motivation is what drives people, to start implementing, a specific behavior. Through a desire and need to get or achieve something. Motivation contributes to success in sports in different ways, including: Intrinsic motivation (desired to train and compete) Achievement motivation (desired to win and be the best) Intrinsic motivation Intrinsic motivation is important for every athlete. It’s a desire to, be competent and self-determining. With intrinsic motivation, the athlete’s passion for the sport, drive them to start developing: A specific behavior, commitment, effort and ...
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Nutrition for beginners

by Johan Jaramillo Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Food and Drink
We are all different from each other, have different routines and eating habits. Different eating styles can be a healthy diet (there is no "one right diet for everyone"). No matter the diet, our bodies need an adequate amount of vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, fat, minerals and water. A balanced diet has 2 fundamental components;  balanced nutrition and calorie levels. These amounts depend on our body's needs of supply, to move during the day, depending on our activities. The mentioned requirements must always be applied, no matter your goal ...
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Improve sports performance

by Johan Jaramillo Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
Specificity focuses on choosing exercises, similar and/or functional to the skill we want to improve. It makes resistance training more effective. Although, it’s important to have a routine that targets the whole body. Slow-motion videotape can facilitate observation of movement during skills/performance. They can help us to create exercises, specific to the skill we want to improve. Some video apps and software offer tools to analyze our sports skill/activities (e.g. Dartfish, Coach’s eye, etc…). A resistance training program, designed for ...
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