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Let us begin with a revelation: athletes are humans not machines.
If we start with such a fundamental understanding of the nature of what we are dealing with, it quickly becomes apparent that the challenge of planning and prescribing training for athletes is not conducive to a ‘machine’ approach. Yet many in the field steadfastly cling onto a particular training system. And many of us are a slave to a spreadsheet approach to prescribing training.
Great post Paul, thank you Mladen for putting it up.
I have a question regarding practical side of this on the side “of how to”?
I would too like to see that athletes would be treated morecfrom biological side rather than pure mathematical/analyitical side. But from what I saw till now it is good to have both sides up & ready. When we test the ahletes and anylize the results we have to put that in some form to start from there, wheter it is matemathical/statistical doesn’t matter. Because other way we are just guessing it. Maybe just that the most experienced S&C coaches can run good programs just on experience and “guts”.
I test and anylize the results than put them up in paper or spreadsheet and start from there. Than I can re-programe it when necessary based on “biology”: feelings, tiredness, awareness, progressions…
As one my prof. said during my hardest exam: “Human are biology, never forget that!”
Hope Paul will write follow up to this and offer us some progressions!
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