The idea that coaches and athletes should consider the whole 24-h period in the day when choosing a training programme, not just the short time devoted to exercise. The concept recognizes that everything that takes place outside training (especially the amount of sleep, type of rest and recreation, and eating patterns) affects the performance of athletes in competition. The concept also emphasizes the need to have a holistic attitude towards the actual training programme. The programme should achieve a balance between many factors so that the person is healthy, has good overall spiritual, physical, and mental fitness, and is well-trained in the specific skills needed.
Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.