Random Thoughts on Training to Wrap Up 2016

  • Volume is not a biomotor quality. Anyone can do more; the path to success is doing it better.
  • Train speed in – It is precious. Very easy to compromise by speed by doing too much
  • Strength as a motor quality is easy to develop and even easier to stabilize (Maintain)
  • Consistent work is more important than an occasional spectacular workout
  • Train to your strengths and minimize the weaknesses
  • So-called “Reactive Agility” is best trained within the context of the actual technical and tactical sport practice. Coaches pointing to cones and flashing lights do not get it done.
  • The majority of “Programmed Agility” is actually injury prevention (working on force reduction ability) and rehearsal of complex movements in a controlled rather than chaotic environment
  • Use drills selectively, specifically and sparingly. Drills do not equal skills
  • Understand and apply the distinction between General, Special and Specific Strength
  • Injury prevention work should be a transparent part the regular training sessions.
  • Recovery is important but first you have to do enough work to warrant recovery