Learning styles v training styles


Have you ever thought about how you learn? and thus, how you might train best?

Types of Learning Styles Types of Learning Styles: The Three Main Types
There are three main types of learning styles: auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. Most people learn best through a combination of the three types of learning styles, but everybody is different.

Auditory Learners: Hear
Auditory learners would rather listen to things being explained than read about them. Reciting information out loud and having music in the background may be a common study method. Other noises may become a distraction resulting in a need for a relatively quiet place.

Visual Learners: See
Visual learners learn best by looking at graphics, watching a demonstration, or reading. For them, it’s easy to look at charts and graphs, but they may have difficulty focusing while listening to an explanation.

Kinaesthetic Learners: Touch
Kinaesthetic learners process information best through a “hands-on” experience. Actually doing an activity can be the easiest way for them to learn. Sitting still while studying may be difficult, but writing things down makes it easier to understand.

What might this mean to training?

Auditory: Listen to your body, create your own motivational audio cues that help  inspire you to achieve your best

Visual: Picture success, create an image in your mind of how you want to perform, what your perfect race will look like.

Kinaesthetic: Repetition is the mother of success in your case, do it, do it, DO IT! Visit the race site, run the course, recreate a simulation in real life of race day, to maximise your success.

What type of learner are you?

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