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Theory of Sports Training

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The process of sports training consists of four phases: planning, realization, control and evaluation. In the planning phase, trainers prescribe a training load that must be overcome by the athlete during the realization. The response of the athlete on the load represents physical stress. This can be measured indirectly by several physical measures, of which heart rate is the most useful. The realization phase of sports training is controlled by sports trainers using appropriate measuring tools. On the basis of performance analysis, the realized sessions are evaluated, typically at the end of the training cycle. This evaluation influences the adaptation of future training process.

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Fister, I., Fister Jr., I., Fister, D. (2019). Theory of Sports Training. In: Computational Intelligence in Sports. Adaptation, Learning, and Optimization, vol 22. Springer, Cham.

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