reversibility principle

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re·ver·si·bi·li·ty prin·ci·ple

(rē-vĕr'si-bil'i-tē prin'si-pĕl)
exercise science Thesis stating that physiologic and performance training adaptations are lost at a relatively rapid rate when a person terminates participation in an exercise program.
See: detraining
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Once optimal conditioning has occurred and further improvement is no longer sought after, the reversibility principle looms, and the onset of detraining occurs quickly.
The new work is suspended from beams in the roof space by 600mm steel rods, and the whole operation respects the excellent reversibility principle, under which whatever changes we may make in our own time can be changed back by our successors to the original state inherited from our ancestors.
The paper does not like having people from outside the EU institutions appointed to disciplinary boards, and takes a dim view of creating contractual employees, the principle of the reversibility of appointments to certain positions ("as this non-time-limited reversibility principle could affect the independence of the European civil service"), or of secondment to the private sector - all seen as incompatible with the basic principle related to the status of civil servant.