In order to succeed and perform well in any sport a specific level of fitness is required. To improve upon performance, an athlete’s fitness level must also improve. This is achieved by utilizing the principles training during program design. In the duration of this essay, a five week training program the athlete completed will be assessed to validate its effectiveness. This will be discussed by examining the training program in relation to the principles of training and the comparison of and post test results. Additionally, suggestions will be made to further enhance the effectiveness of the program and ultimately the performance of the athlete.
Information was collected on a number of fitness tests to acquire the athlete’s level of fitness. The tests that were conducted each assessed a specific component of fitness such as: beep test (aerobic endurance), sit and reach (flexibility), phosphate recovery test (phosphate recovery), vertical jump (muscular power), push-ups (muscular endurance), sit-ups (abdominal strength), grip test (muscular strength). The…