Today we will be covering frequency more, another way to progress your training is to add additional training sessions to your schedule. In particular we will cover:
. What is frequency?
. How to increase it
. How to regress it
. Why would you regress it?
What is frequency?
Frequency is the quantity of sessions over a period of time - typically 7 days which we consider as a microcycle. Frequency can be additional days of training in a week or numerous sessions in a single day. Frequency is a form of volume so you can increase volume by increasing frequency of training.
How to increase it
You can increase frequency by doing one of the following:
. Increase the days you train in a week
. Increase the number of training sessions in a single day
. Include additional training like team sports or walking
How to regress it
Again, do the opposite to above.
Why would you regress it?
Possible reasons to reduce frequency can be:
. Time constraints
. Muscle soreness
. Change of training intensity
. Addition of sporting games
There are several considerations that should not be forgotten when changing frequency:
. Intensity will need to remain the same or reduce if frequency increases
. Increasing frequency will cause additional fatigue so you should monitor how you feel
. Increasing frequency will take more time or sessions
. Additional sessions will change your training split
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