Human Physiology

, Volume 41, Issue 5, pp 562–572 | Cite as

Physiological laws of ontogeny and their possible applications to the theory of sports training

  • V. D. Son’kin


The article is an attempt of a theoretical analysis of the most important physiological laws of ontogeny and their applicability to the process of adaptation to physical exercise as a result of sports training. The hypothesis of this analysis is that the basic physiological principles (laws) of the organism development can be used in the construction of sports training. Indeed, for the long-term adaptation are important principles of heterochrony and of periodization, while other systemic patterns that are typical for ontogeny cannot be observed in the process of adaptation to exercise or have some specific features of manifestation.


ontogeny adaptation to physical exertion principles and laws of growth and development heterochrony periodization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Developmental PhysiologyRussian Academy of EducationMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Russian State University of Physical Culture, Sport, Youth, and TourismMoscowRussia

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