Chess training- How to build a effective training plan.
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:
Rating: 1600 FIDE
TT 2O min
5 Blitz games
|TT 2O min||
5 Blitz games
|TT 20 min||5 blitz games|
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|
|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.