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Chess training- How to build a effective training plan.

ori0
Sep 20, 2012, 2:26 AM 12

So how do you go about improving your chess effectively? That is THE question and there is no one answer. I am a gym trainer, and have many people come up to me to and ask- "what should I do in the gym in order to improve, in order to grow muscle mass, reduce body-fat% and get in shape. My fellow gym trainers and my self do our best to build each individual a costumed training plan. But, every person is different and a plan that works for one, might very well be ineffective for another.

What's important to remember is this-

1)You never give up! trying hard is key.

2)If you are following a training plan in a consistent manner and still aren't achieving the wanted results, keeping on doing the same thing over and over isn't going to help!

3)My professor at university started the first lesson in the "gym and health training course" with the following question- How much is 1+1? a student raised his hand and said "2". The professor waited a moment before responding- "In this class 1+1=3. Every training plan you are going to learn this year works nicely on the blackboard but in reality you have to look at the individual and fined a effective plan for him."

Training, trying to improve your abilities is never easy, but when done properly is very rewarding. I'm writing this article in an attempt to encourage you to fined a improvement plan that works for you. Repeating the same mistakes and hoping to some day improve and get to your real potential isn't a effective method. Ok, enough about what not to do. What can any individual do inorder to maximise there growth and fulfill there potential?


Building a plan:

First of all we have to break down the plan to short term goals, and a long term goal.

Next grouping similar themes to one another organising our learning routine accordingly. 

Principle of individuality-A basic training principle that states that any training programme must take into account the specific needs and abilities of the individuals for whom it is designed. It is based on the fact that heredity plays a major part in determining how a person responds to a training programme, therefore no two individuals (except possibly identical twins) will respond in the same way to a given training programme. You have to be honest with your self about your level of ability and current state in order to conduct a suitable training plan.

Sit down and make it all official, by writing down your plan clearly and neatly.

Here is a example:


Subject: Tactics

Rating: 1600 FIDE

#Week Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat
1

TT 2O min

5 Blitz games

TT 2O min

5 Blitz games

Rest day

TT 20 min 5 blitz games
2

TT 2O min

5 Blitz games  Rest day TT 2O min 5 Blitz games  TT 2O min  5 Blitz games 
3 Rest day  TT 2O min 5 Blitz games  TT 2O min 5 Blitz games Rest day Rest day
4 TT 3O min  5 Blitz games TT 3O min 5 Blitz games  Rest day  TT 3O min   5 Blitz games
5 TT 3O min   5 Blitz games Rest day  TT 3O min 5 Blitz games TT 3O min 5 Blitz games  
6 Rest day TT 3O min 5 Blitz games TT 3O min 5 Blitz games Rest day  TT 3O min
7 5 Blitz games  TT 3O min 5 Blitz games   Rest day  Rest day TT 30 min 6 Blitz games
8 TT 30 min 6 Blitz games   TT 30 min   Rest Day   TT 30 min   6 Blitz games    TT 30 min  
9 6 Blitz games   TT 30 min   Rest Day   Rest Day  TT30+3blitz    TT30+3blitz TT30+3blitz  
10 Rest Day    TT30+3blitz TT30+3blitz   TT30+3blitz   Rest Day  TT30+3blitz   TT30+3blitz  
11 TT30+3blitz   TT30+3blitz   Rest Day  TT30+3blitz   TT30+3blitz   TT30+3blitz   TT30+3blitz  
12 Rest Day  TT30+3blitz   TT30+3blitz   TT30+3blitz   TT30+3blitz   Rest Day  Rest day 

 

To complete this blog here is a nice tactical puzzle rated 2000+ good luck.

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