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    Rk Sharma India The principle of individual differences:- Last but not least on the list of training principles is the principle of individual differences. We all start somewhere ... different. Heart size, muscle mass, bone diameter, fibre type composition, position of muscle attachments on bone, fat distribution pattern, joint flexibility, etc., all vary from individual to individual. Two examples: On average, a 25-year-old untrained man will have a maximal oxygen consumption of 45 ml/min/kg. There are equally "healthy" untrained young women whose max. is only 27 ml/min/kg. That is nearly a 100% difference in aerobic capacity before they do the first workout! This is a physiological gap that will not be closed, no matter how hard the "less endowed" classmates train. If the high VO2 girl were to train very hard, she might reach 60-65 ml/kg/min, a 15% increase. The low VO2 girls can train equally hard and possibly reach 40 ml/kg/min, a larger 50% increase. The gap can narrow, but it will not go away. Genetics place limitations on our body.
    2015-03-03 06:03:24

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    Muhammad Saleem Akhtar Pakistan What is the principle of individual differences?
    2015-01-05 22:01:44

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    Zachary Bashore United States of America What is the principle of individual differences?
    2014-08-19 21:08:30

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