overload principle

o·ver·load prin·ci·ple

(ō'vĕr-lōd prin'si-pĕl)
exercise science Fundamental theory of training in which exercise at an intensity above that normally attained will induce highly specific adaptations, enabling the body to function more efficiently. Overload is applied by manipulating combinations of training frequency, intensity, and duration.
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The overload principle states that in order to produce a training effect, the work that a muscle is asked to do must be greater than that encountered in normal daily use of that muscle.
Rehearsals that vary in length and duration also illustrate application of the overload principle.
It is additionally difficult, if not impossible, to adequately train, within the parameters of the Progressive Overload Principle, all of the major muscle structures by mimicking skill movements with extraneous resistance.
This block typifies the overload principle, overloading to the left.
This is known as the Progressive Overload Principle.
Strengthen all of the major muscle complexes with the exercises designed for the activity using a full range of motion, basic safety procedures, and the correct overload principle.
The overload principle, as we mentioned last month, simply holds that in order to get stronger, you have to attempt to lift more weight and/or use more reps each workout.
High-intensity exercise strictly adheres to the overload principle.
Good, consistent work habits, based on the overload principle will produce steady strength gains.
The pivotal factor in improved muscular function and structure is the continued use of the overload principle, namely: In order to increase in size and strength, a muscle must be stressed, or "overloaded," beyond its present capacity.
Whilst strength training is advocated, little detail is given and overload principles are not described.