Implications and applications of training specificity for coaches and athletes

Paul Gamble

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    Specificity of training is widely established as an integral aspect governing training responses. This article explores the various ways in which specificity is manifested. Guidelines are given detailing how to derive the benefits of training specificity when designing strength and conditioning programs. © National Strength and Conditioning Association.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)54-58
    Number of pages5
    JournalStrength and Conditioning Journal
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006


    • Metabolic conditioning
    • Psychological constraints
    • Specificity
    • Strength training
    • Testing


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