Specificity

You need to know how to apply the principle of specificity to your personal exercise programme (PEP)

Desription

Specificity means matching training to the particular requirements of an activity, not person.

Explanation

You must make sure that your training is appropriate for swimming. This si so you are training the right muslces and body systemss, rather than other areas of fitness that will have little impact on your swimming performance.

Application

For specificity, a swimmer in a quarantine due to covid 19, could plan their training around using bands or stretching cords at home.

Which of the following statements does not confirm to the principle of specificity?

A: A 100 m sprinter practising their sprint starts

B: A basketball player taking part in a fartlek training session.

C: A tennis player practising their first serves

D: A 50m freestyle swimmer working on their speed at the running track.

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