Training is the act of maintaining or improving particular skills through various exercises, with specific skills demanding more specific methods. Typically this involves both mental and physical attributes in the trainee, although there are special cases where only one attribute is emphasized. For example, training in meditation is a purely mental routine as it aims to reduce stress and encourage relaxation. Professional athletes, on the other hand, may undergo purely physical tasks which are intended to stimulate muscle growth and endurance.
Whichever the case may be for everyone, all forms of training have three things in common:
1) Measurement of skill progression and regression (for instance, a written test or a timed challenge)
2) Consistency (regular training schedules, routines, etc.)
3) A training-related goal (such as passing an industry license exam)
Together, these fundamentals serve to maximize training success in virtually every field.
The History of Popular Training Methods
Through the process of discovery and experimentation, new and effective training methods eventually become popularized through a plethora of social media, whether through books, television, or the Internet. This sometimes results in some training methods becoming immortalized over others (stretching your limbs before lifting weights for example) even though they may not necessarily be the most efficient. Yet for the most part, popular forms of training exist due to their positive results and very rarely will a particularly harmful method be adopted for long.
Sources for Training
Training guides in the form of published books, videos, self-help audio or websites can be easily searched online or at local retailers for relatively affordable prices or none at all. Seasoned professional trainers can also be contracted to give first-hand training experience and for this reason are often a recommend source, especially if the nature of the training is unsafe or dangerous. In either case, skills in high demand tend to incur higher premiums from trainers and guide-producers alike.