In Athletic Development, just like in life there are no quick fixes. A shortcut in one area will usually lead to roadblock in another area. To develop an athlete’s physical qualities takes time. There is a simple paradigm regarding time to adaptation, I have found nothing in my 39 years of coaching to refute this paradigm. The paradigm for time to adaptation is:
- Flexibility- Day to day
- Strength- Week to Week
- Speed- Month to Month
- Work Capacity- Year to Year
Building and rebuilding an athlete is a cumulative time consuming process that demands systematic, sequential, and progressive application of training. Remember the body is smart so give it increasingly difficult movement problems to solve and it will continue to adapt.