‘Cool Story, Bro’ – The Fallacy of Training Systems and Conventional Wisdom on Training Prescription

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  • mm
    25/05/2017 at 14:46 #19758

    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.

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    mm
    20/06/2017 at 13:04 #19900

    Would like to chip in here to say that “comprehensive S&C” from Paul Gamble is an excellent multi-purpose, textbook. Well worth getting your hands on.

    09/08/2017 at 10:33 #20250

    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!

    Robert

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