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specificity of training

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The specificity of training is the degree to which the training is targeted to the specific task or skill being trained for. For example, the specificity of training is high if the training is designed to improve performance in a specific activity, such as a golf swing; it is low if the training is designed to improve general physical fitness.

Specificity of training can be increased by:

Specifying the objective of the training (e.g., improving specific activity)

Tailoring the content of the training (e.g., using drills that are focused on improving that specific activity)

Using appropriate practice schedules and repetitions to maximize learning and retention