The two types of training analysed to determine whether or not intelligence plays a mediating role in sports training efficacy were Hybrid Variable Priority Training (HVT) and Full Emphasis Training (FET) (Lee et al., 1).
HVT is a training regimen in which the trainee practices each skill individually, emphasizing the more crucial skills to varying degrees (Lee et al., 2). Almost opposite, FET consists of unguided playing of the trained game for the sake of improvement (Lee et al., 2). Each group was required to play the assigned game for two hours per day over fifteen days (Lee et al., 2).
Generally, the HVT group of the study experienced greater training gains than did the FET group (Lee et al., 5). Overall, trainees within the FET group with greater fluid intelligence experienced greater gains than their lower fluid intelligence counterparts, but this trend did not remain true for those in the HTV group (Lee et al., 6). These trainees offered no evident correlation between fluid intelligence and progress in skill (Lee et al., 6).
Lee, Hyunkyu, et al. “The Relationship between Intelligence and Training Gains Is Moderated by Training Strategy.” Plos One, vol. 10, no. 4, 2015, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0123259.