Physiological basis of adaptation through super-compensation for better sporting result


  • Kishore Mukhopadhyay


Adaptation, sport, super compensation.


Every sports person tries to excel in competitive events. Excellence in any sport largely depends upon scientific training based on physiological principles.  Upsetting the homeostasis of an individual regularly through external stimuli or training load adaptation takes place based on load fatigue theory and other factors. The importance of recovery after a workout session plays a vital role in super compensation of stresses. Super compensation is only possible when the body has fully recovered from the previous session following Selye’s theory of “GASS”. The higher the degree of adaptation to a training process, the higher will be the potentiality of the performance of an athlete. The present research article deals with the various aspects associated with super compensation and the process of adaptation of training load for betterment in sporting outcomes.




How to Cite

Mukhopadhyay, K. (2021). Physiological basis of adaptation through super-compensation for better sporting result. Advances in Health and Exercise, 1(2), 30–42. Retrieved from



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